Mongolian organic honey to become a new export product
Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan became familiarized with bee farming in Batsumber soum of Tuv aimag.
Bee farming has intensively developed in Mongolia in 1965-1990, but unfortunately, due to social transition into the market economy, bee farming faced some difficulties. However, farming has revived since 2002. Some 20 percent of domestically produced honey is made from crop plant or rapes, buckwheat, and over 80 percent are made from natural wildflowers. And studies reveal than Mongolian honey has higher quality than honey produced in other countries with its antioxidant quality. Honey farms are harvesting more than 300 tons of honey a year supplying to the domestic market as well as started to export in a low amount to countries such as the Republic of Korea and Japan. Minister Ch.Ulaan said “Since it creates a balanced ecosystem without human attendance, bee farming is called natural medicine. We are thankful for you all on manufacturing bee products that are beneficial to human health in addition to positively affecting nature.” Time is nearing for Mongolian honey, which was made from the number of natural wildflowers and rich in antioxidants to become a new export brand. Scholars have proven that it has a possibility to raise up to two million bees in Mongolia’s condition. There is a wide possibility to increase the use of honey, fully ensure domestic need, and to export it." In 2018, the Government of Mongolia approved a “National Program for Development of Intensive Animal Husbandry”, reflecting in it to develop bee farming under the cluster system. Moreover, as a part of the international program, conditions created to keep moisture content of honey at its standard amount, to define its origin and distinguish organic honey from the fake ones thanks to the introduction of “Honey, technical requirement” MNS6294:2019 standard and a national standard on definition of honey origin.