All posts in "Honey and apiculture products sector"
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PRODUCTS OF HONEY AND APICULTURE CATEGORY

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

HONEYIt is a sweet natural substance produced by Bee Apis mellifera from the nectar of plants or secretions of live parts of plants or excretions of sucking insects present in the living parts of plants, which bees collect, transform, combine with substances Specific, deposit, dehydrate stored and left in the hives to mature. Science tells […]

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TYPES OF HONEY

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

All honey of good quality maintains a direct relationship with its area of origin, transmitted through the medium and its flora, whose essence is absorbed by the bees that make it. Therefore, the range of Spanish honeys could be seen as a reflection of the botanical, topographical and climatic variety of the country. The central […]

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QUALIY CHARACTERISTICS OF HONEY

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Good honey is free from strange odors and physical impurities, remains fresh, unfermented, and crystallizes in a particular way. Its physical-chemical parameters are as follows: Maturity: The nectar stored in the panels undergoes a maturation process until reaching honey which consists of the loss of water and the cleavage of the sucrose in fructose and […]

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FOREIGN TRADE OF HONEY AND APICULTURE PRODUCTS

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The trade balance of honey is slightly negative in volume for Spain, although in economic terms the balance is very favorable for our country, since exports exceed 65% of imports. In terms of foreign trade, after many years with the Negative sign, in 2014 the balance of the balance was positive. Exports (26,108 tonnes) exceeded […]

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HONEY AND APICULTURE PRODUCTS CONSUMPTION

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

During the year 2014, Spanish households consumed 18.1 million kilos of honey and spent 97.7 million euros on this product. In per capita terms, it reached 0.4 kilos of consumption and 2.2 euros of expenditure. The most notable consumption is associated with packaged honey (0.3 kilos per person and year), while the consumption of honey […]

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PRODUCTION OF HONEY AND APICULTURE PRODUCTS

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Spain is the largest producer of honey in the European Union and has more hives than any other member. The estimated annual value of domestic beekeeping (mainly honey, pollen and wax), with some 32,000 tonnes of honey, represents far lower percentages than other livestock production (approximately 0.45% of Final Livestock Production and 0.15 % Of […]