Armenia will start exporting honey to Europe in 2012, with preparatory works currently in their final stage.
As of the EU resolution 2013/422, Armenia was included in the list of countries allowed to export honey, with the move to promote development of apiculture.
In 2012, honey production in Armenia dropped by 10 times, to total 100 tons, the situation prompted by climatic conditions.
The National Beekeepers’ Association chair Telman Nazaryan is confident that Armenia and Artsakh have territories to be used for apiculture development with a relevant program in progress.
As he noted, a number of medicines based on apiculture products are being manufactured in Armenia, further warning against fake honey and honey-based products.