Monday, June 25, 2012
Havana.- Honey production in Santiago de Cuba, in the eastern area of the country, reached volumes above 200 tons during the first five months of 2012.
According to experts, the plan was 140 tons but production went above the plan thanks to the flowering level in the first four-month period of the year.
Thus, with a total estimate of 510 tons for the territory in 2012, 39 percent has already been accomplished and the most productive time, from September to December, is yet to come.
According to specialists, the Guamá municipality was the highest honey contributor, followed by Songo-La Maya and Contramaestre; and most of their production is intended for export purposes.
The increase in the price that is being paid to beekeepers for their honey has also influenced the production growth.