by Tyler Durden
Beekeeping is an ancient cultural practice that dates back 9,000 years and has recently seen a revival in popularity due to concerns over biodiversity and food security. However, a long-term look at beekeeping trends in the world’s regions, As Statista’s Katrina Buchholz notes, It becomes clear that one continent – Europe – has suffered from a decline in beekeeping That wasn’t made up due to the recent rampage around one of the smallest pets.
Socio-economic changes in rural Europe and the difficulty of fighting deadly diseases Affecting bee colonies has been cited as a cause of decline in beekeeping in Europe. Both wild and domestic bees are important pollinators of crops, including food crops. Wild congregations were equal Retreat around the world as insects As a whole it suffers from pesticide use and habitat destruction. Even domesticated honey bees can be A. Factor in the decline of wild bees Where they compete with wild bees for food.
In Asia and the Middle East, on the other hand, beekeeping is growing exponentially.
According to the FAO data, The number of hives in the area has tripled in the past 50 years. 70 percent of the increase can be attributed to four countries: India, China, Turkey, and Iran. While India and China added 4 million and 5 million cells respectively, 6 million cells were added in Turkey and 7 million in Iran despite the decrease in the population of the last two countries.
Turkey and Iran have made commercial production successes The second and third largest honey producer in the world after China.
Source: Zero hedge