CAMAGÜEY.- With 148 tons of honey delivered to the industry at the end of last March, 25 tons more than the plan, the Business Unit of Base (UEB) Camagüey Beekeeping maintains a favorable pace in the collection of the demanded product.

Currently, the province of Camagüey has 15 815 hives in production, which are attended by 244 beekeepers, who maintain a commitment to the aforementioned entity to reach 700 tons at the end of the year, higher than the 687 of the previous year.

From the middle of March until the end of the current month, the transhumance process takes place, through which the hives are moved to the coasts and cays of the territory in search of the best coastal flowering season, with the aim of increasing the production.

According to the Cuban News Agency, Segundo Fernández Fonseca, head of the Technical Services Brigade of the UEB, the areas where the hives are located favor the nectar flow, that is, where the bees get a more nutritious and effective food.

The most representative honey flora is now in those areas, he said, and it is very important to take advantage of those conditions.

When referring to the obtaining of wax indicated that the figures are around the three thousand 275 kilograms (kg), 1 410 above what was planned for the period, and in the case of the propolis, it was gathered 326 kg, 199 more than the compromised.

The beekeeping activity depends a lot on the conditions of the climate, he commented, and so far these have positively favored the activity.

About the production of Queen Bees, he said that the indicator behaves favorably, because of a plan of three thousand 220 kg, have produced three thousand 944, which becomes historical record, a figure never before reached in the province at this time.

Camagüey Beekeeping UEB delivers its product to the profits plants of Contramaestre, in Santiago de Cuba, and another one located in Sancti Spíritus, entities where honey is processed and then marketed by CUBAEXPORT at a price that is around two thousand euros in the European market.

  • Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez