Iraq | World Bee Day | 20 May

Did you know that the honey bee visits four million flowers to produce one kilogramme of honey? Or that Iraq produces around 1,000 tonnes of honey while it consumes around 2,480 tonnes?


Dr. Fadel El-Zubi, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Iraq, tells us that “Without pollinators the world would have been without food diversity and suffering from food insecurity on the long term. Without bees it would be impossible for FAO to achieve its main goal of eradicating hunger in the world”.

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