Who is the first honey, the truth is revealed
Karaman honey A statement came from the Association of Beekeepers of Karaman Province regarding the controversial news that it is the first in the world.
According to the information obtained from Gursel Yasan, President of the Karaman Bee Farmers Association, who stated that he was unaware of the posters with the Kartap logo, the truth is as follows;
Many provinces, including Karaman, are participating in the competition. The company from Mersin wins the competition. The producer from Ordu that makes the honey of the winning company from Mersin. The traveling honey producer from Ordu feeds bees to different provinces including Karaman.
Meanwhile, world Beekeeping Congress in Turkey Mersin manufacturer they had gained the gold medal in Karaman and Karaman said there was unrelated to the beekeeper. Therefore, Mersin, Ordu and Karaman say we are the first. Since the producer is not officially a member of the Karaman Union, Karaman is eliminated because the owner of the honey is from Mersin and Mersin is declared the winner of the competition.
Karaman province The statement from the Bee Farmers Association is as follows:
Karaman province Our Bee Farmers Association was established on 03.06.2003 and continues its activities in Seki Çeşme neighborhood, Bekir Sıtkı Erdoğan Caddesi, Bedir Apartment N0: 13 / A. With 596 fixed and traveling member beekeepers registered to our association and 42,417 bee colonies belonging to these beekeepers, depending on the seasons, 400 to 600 tons of honey, 20-30 tons of pollen, 100-150 kg. royal jelly, 60-70 kg. We produce propolis, 30-40 tons of wax. September 29 the Ministry of Agriculture on 4 October 2017 and Turkey Beekeepers Headquarters organized by the Istanbul Congress Center in the 45th Apimondia International Beekeeping Congress was held. Our union participated in this congress and opened a stand. In the world honey competition, which is a part of the Congress Program; Our beekeeper friend Aydın BEYAZIT, one of the traveling beekeepers in Ordu province, became the first in the world in honeycomb honey he produced in the plateau of KARAMAN-Yeşildere town. (It produces honey under contract for Mersin Eğriçayır company.) However, the honey that comes first in the world is honey produced in Karaman. This beekeeper friend comes to our city regularly every year and makes production. False and false information circulating on social media takes place without our knowledge.