The tenth annual festival celebrating Greek-made honey and other apiary products opens its doors this Friday, December 7, at 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT) at the Exhibition Hall of the Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Faliro, Athens.
Agriculture and Food Minister Stavros Arachovitis will open the honey festival, which is sponsored by his ministry. It is the most important event of its kind held annually in Greece, and provides a place where beekeepers can meet and exchange important information.
It is also by far the best way to promote Greek honey to consumers and professionals alike, including those from abroad.
During the festival, local bee and honey products from all over Greece will be exhibited to the public, and producers will have the chance to receive new information about the latest developments in the field of beekeeping.
Honey production in many parts of the world has suffered terribly in recent years from colony collapse disorder, which has killed millions of worker bees in North America and northern Europe. The cause of the disorder, in which worker bees die off, leaving their queens intact, remains a mystery.
With information from A.M.N.A.