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Beekeeping in the CIS countries

Beekeeping in the CIS countries

The peculiarities of the development of beekeeping in the CIS countries are due to several factors, the most important of which is the climate. The number of beekeepers in the region, the amount of honey pumped out and the procurement of other bee products depends on the average annual temperature, the natural landscape and the presence of honey plants.

Beekeeping in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, beekeeping is one of the most important branches of agriculture, the country’s climate is favorable for this. The number of bee families and the volume of honey have been growing in recent years, largely due to government support and subsidies. In 2008, the Law on Beekeeping was adopted here, which regulates the activities of beekeepers and the quality of the product. An international conference is held annually in Baku, where experts-beekeepers exchange experience; local training is also provided. Since 2018, the leadership of Azerbaijan, together with the UN, has been implementing a project to create large apiaries in various regions of the country.

Beekeeping in Belarus

Unlike Azerbaijan, Belarusian beekeeping is going through hard times. The main reason is the lack of a clear legislative framework in this industry. The country does not have specialized laws regulating the quality of honey, there is no work with personnel, no state support for beekeepers. Due to the lack of control on the Belarusian market, one can often find fakes. Most of the beekeepers in Belarus are farmers, private households. To keep hives on the site, you need to get the consent of all neighbors; in this regard, the number of bee colonies is periodically reduced. There are several beekeepers’ unions in the country on a voluntary basis, but without the support of the authorities they are not able to radically change the situation.

Beekeeping in Kazakhstan

Beekeeping in Kazakhstan, especially in its northern part, is experiencing a real boom today. Plant growing is actively developing in the country, which means that the number of herb-honey plants is also growing. Bee farming is a promising area that attracts farmers and entrepreneurs. New technologies of beekeeping are being actively introduced in Kazakhstan, such as automation of hives. The country has a “Law on Beekeeping”, and novice beekeepers receive subsidies from the state. The authorities of Kazakhstan are implementing a project that allows beekeepers to take advanced training courses and gain professional knowledge in the field of honey production, breeding and bee diseases.

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