Beekeepers from Komotini attended the congress in Muğla
Under the chairmanship of Halit Halil İbram, President of the Environmental Beekeepers and Bee Lovers Association, honey producers from Western Thrace attended the congress and had the opportunity to get new information from experts in their fields.
Moldova's Ambassador to Ankara Dmitri Croitor, Muğla Governor Orhan Tavlı, GEKA Secretary General Özgür Özdoğan, FAO Türkiye Representative, Food and Agricultural Organization Regional Coordinator and Türkiye Representative Viorel Gutu, TAB President Ziya Şahin, Maybir President Veli Türk attended to 4 day congress. Famous journalist and presenter Mesut Yar with provincial and district protocol members and beekeepers invited to the congress participated in the panel "The future of beekeepers in Muğla".
Making a speech at the meeting, Moldovan Ambassador to Ankara Dmitri Croitor stated that the cooperation between Türkiye and Moldava will increasingly continue, that the beekeeping industry is also in a respectable place in their country, and that he would be happy to contribute to any effort for improving the production of quality honey.
MUĞLA PROVIGIONAL DIRECTOR
“Global climate change and forest fires affected the perennial beetle”
Stating that the Congress has a very important place for beekeeping and especially for pine honey, Muğla Provincial Director of Agriculture Barış Saylak said, “Very valuable sessions were held at the congress with high participation and scientific presentation.
In the congress, the serious and negative effects of the global climate disaster on honey production in Türkiye in recent years were discussed.
Türkiye is a pine honey paradise. 90% of the world's production is made in this country. 75% of this is done in Muğla. Therefore, the high temperature caused by this global climate disaster has unfortunately narrowed the habitats of the perennial beetle, which makes pine honey.
It has now grown from pine honey, whose Basra is between 200 and 500 meters, to those at an altitude of 700-800 meters. As such, it reveals the effect of fires and, most of all, global warming in pine honey," and stated that they continue to work with a solution-oriented approach.