With a great diversity of honey and an annual production of 5,815 tons, Jalisco is considered the main state producing honey in Mexico, said Hector Padilla Gutiérrez, head of the Ministry of Rural Development ( Seder ).
In a statement, the also former president of the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Agricultural Development (AMSDA), reported that Mexico is the third largest exporter of honey in the world, and for this the participation of Jalisco is essential.
Jalisco advances in the field of beekeeping especially in the accreditation of its quality and safety. Today, Jalisco has the largest number of certified honey extraction rooms.
This progress results in the ability to enter international markets with greater demand and greater profitability for beekeepers. Their future depends on applying technological advances in their industry and certifying the quality of their product.
“The goal is how we give more value to what we produce and how we sell it better, facts that lead us to growth and the commercialization of Mexico honey around the world, particularly in Germany,” he said.
The former president of the AMSDA said that worldwide, Mexico is third-place in honey exports, after China and Argentina with approximately 25,500 tons and a value of 48.5 million dollars; in terms of production, around 57,000 tons are obtained annually.
Currently, Mexican honey is sold in the markets of Europe, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Japan.
In Mexico, there are about 40,000 beekeepers who work 1.9 million hives, of which 150,000 are used for the pollination of fruit and agricultural crops which also uses wax, royal jelly, propolis, and pollen.