They expect little rapeseed and acacia honey this year

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 04. 28. 11:26

Mild winters and early spring have favored the development of bee colonies, but this year’s rapeseed and acacia honey production may be weaker due to prolonged drought and cooling at the end of March. However, due to the effects of the coronavirus epidemic, there has been an increased interest in Hungarian honey in foreign markets in the last month and a half, explains the Hungarian Nation on Tuesday.

Thanks to the mild winter, the so-called generational change – when the winter bees die and are replaced by new ones – did not happen suddenly, so the bees also had time to prepare – Bross Péter President of the National Hungarian Beekeeping Association (OMME) told the newspaper. According to the expert, beekeepers cannot be optimistic nonetheless. The cold invasion in late March and early April caused damage to plants in many parts of the country, and acacia-sensitive acacia, like fruit trees, suffered from cooling. (MTI)

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