The representative in Syria of the Federation of Arab Beekeepers, Eyad Daboul, told Prensa Latina that in 2010, the last year before the war, the country had 632,000 hives and produced 3,200 tons of natural honey.
He further said that the production decreased to only 500 tons in 2017 due to the war conflict, but it was managed to recover it and raise it to 2,500 tons in 2021.
Thanks to the efforts of 15,000 beekeepers who showed the ability to overcome the aftermath of war, the country once again achieved self-sufficiency and had 1,500 tons of surplus for export, Daboul said.
He said 25 Arab honey traders are participating in the current edition, while a beekeeping map was drawn up with the aim of helping beekeepers save time and effort.
According to the participants, the competitive environment returned to this sector in terms of quality and quantity, and the objective is to raise again and have better production rates than before the war.