Ukrainian honey - world congress triumpher
KYIV, September 23 /UKRINFORM/. Ukrainian beekeepers won the main trophy at the 41st World Congress Apimondia in Montpellier, France - a right to hold such a forum in 2013. Over half of the delegations (93 votes of 165 possible) voted for Ukraine.
"The largest volume of honey in Europe is produced in Ukraine (we rank fifth in the world), in Ukraine we have the largest number of beekeepers in Europe and the largest number of bee families, Yuriy Rifiak says, coordinator of the Ukraine's organizational committee. "In addition, we have fantastic honey traditions. There is not a country in the world, where a beekeeper was actually in every family from the ancient times and where the number of beekeepers per head was so large".
A right to hold the 43rd Apimondia Congress 2013 was not the only achievement of Ukraine in Montpellier. The Ukrainian honey has for the second time won a gold medal and was again recognized as the World's Best Honey, as well as two kinds of traditional honey wines.