Forest honey – The most expensive honey in the world
It seems that the forest Honey, produced from wild bee colonies is the most expensive ever. Bashkortostan* is the world’s only place where the forest has survived to this day as beekeeping industry.
* The Republic of Bashkortostan, also known as Bashkiria is a federal subject of Russia. It is located between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.
A real forest beekeeper has a very broad knowledge and diverse skills. So he knows if the current year is a good “beekeeping year”, whether it was time to collect honey, and if so, how much. Because biodevirsety of forest he can run on the way on bear, who plunders a hive completely. Maybe that is also one of the reasons why forest beekeeping is daying. Beekeeping knowledge is going from family to family.
Time for collecting forest honey
Wild honey is collected only once a year, if and when they close the honeycomb for the winter.
“This year is not very profitable, low rainfall, there are also many pests,” says the manager of the nature reserve Shulgan-Tash Mikhail Kosarew. “Some of the caves we had to additionally supply, otherwise the bees would have died. We have applied from outside or inside a container with sugar syrup. ”
The end result, the honey harvest, justifies all the effort. In one day you can harvest 15 to 25 kilograms of honey.
Price of honey
Forest honey can be stored for very long, and the farther the distance is from its source, the higher the price is. Forest honey is currently the most expensive honey in the world.
Not far from the nature reserve Altyn Solok removed, the price per kilo for this honey is currently around 50 euros. In Moscow, prices are already higher: between 120 and 200 euros for a kilo.
As of 2013, they offered in the nature reserve “Honey Tours”. You can go into the woods and watch how a forest beekeeper works. For tourists that is a great opportunity to see a beekeeper in nature but on another site turistic involvement can destroy last, a real traditional beekeeping process in Bashkortostan.
Source: russland-heute.de and strana.ru.