Bad news for those who are fond of Italian honey: Giancarlo Naldi, President of the National Observatory Honey, and Diego Pagani, president of the National Beekeepers Association, warned that the national beekeeping relative to 2016 has experienced one of the worst years for 35 years this part, recording a drop in production of 70%.
The main consequence is that the availability to consumers is significantly lower and that prices will rise: the price increases are expected on average by 20%.
The reasons for the crisis called into question the climate changes and the extensive use of pesticides on crops.
At the expense it was mainly the two major national productions, namely that of the acacia honey and citrus honey.
In Piedmont and Triveneto, they say Naldi and Pagani, tips zero production of acacia honey were reached and a meltdown same one counts to Sicily to that of citrus fruits
.The data were presented during a meeting between Naldi and Pagans together with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Andrea Oliviero, which for its part has pledged to increase controls against fraud.http://www.quotidiano.net/benessere/food/miele-il-made-in-italy-crolla-del-70-1.2494217?wt_mc=fbuser