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 Friday, April 21 2017 13:27

Alina Hovhannisyan

Expert: I do not want to sell Armenian honey for $45 per kg 

Expert: I do not want to sell Armenian honey for $45 per kg 

ArmInfo.Nowadays there are about 80mln bee families in "hives" in the world. In Armenia, according to information presented to ArmInfo by Agriculture  Ministry, the number of hives counts to 237 230, which average  productiveness gives 12-15kg honey.

Armenia produces qualified  polypheric honey, which works thanks to land shaft-climatic features of the region, particularly for the abundance of diverse vegetation  in mountain locations. However, the main issue of world's honey craft  remains the quality of honey- percent of false honey in the world is  50, when in Armenia for the recent years, according to Agriculture  Ministry information, there were not registered any problems related  to honey quality, and there is no request on fake exposure.

"I don't want Honey House to be called shop. This is not shop. This  is a place where Armenian honey is being displayed to be judged",  Arsen Sirekanyan, Honey House owner, located in Khorenatsi street  Yerevan, started a conversation with ArmInfo's reporter. The shop  specializes on selling honey and honey craft products. He told ten of  unique stories about Armenian honey presented in Honey House show  window. What is interesting Armenian honey is being estimated more by  tourists, than by country nationals.

Though Armenian honey market is rich enough, and occupies different  types (from the point of taste, quality and price), including up  market, organic, woodsy, wild, shill, buckwheat, chestnut and others,  however worldwide community only speaks on Yemeni honey, average  market price forms about $300 per kg, when Armenian organic exceeds  it with quality. " Current market is not ready to this kind of high  estimates yet. Here, generally, honey is being bought according to  their financial capabilities", he noted.           

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