Brazil COVID-19 Deaths Reach 100,000 and Barrel Onward    Alliance to ward off expansionism    Health Ministry:We Continue Our Research and Conduct New Clinical Trial of Vaccine against Coronavirus    Hamriyah Free Zone announces opening of multi-functional offshore & repair facility    Saudi Ophthalmology 2020 Virtual Symposium Concludes Its Sessions    Rated GCC corporates to focus on preservation rather than growth    DXB Snow Run is a big hit as registrations close within a week of opening    Juventus Sacks Sarri After Exit UEFA Champions League    Arab League Secretary General Meets with Lebanese Officials    Wall Street Closing    SR1mn fine, 10-year jail for forced beggary, labor    Health Ministry: 1,469 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,492 New Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia    Building a green economy, brick by brick    We can help the UN aid Lebanon's recovery    King, Crown Prince congratulate Singaporeans    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Singapore on National Day    Angry volunteers chase out ministers visiting Beirut blast site    Turkish lira hits new lows    Trump to host Iraq's PM on Aug. 20    KSrelief Dispatches Third Saudi Airlift Plane to Lebanon to Help Victims of Beirut's Port Explosion    KSA Reviews Its Experience and Success in Providing Frequency Bands for 5G Technologies    First hospitals in US implant next-generation cardiac device to reduce risk of stroke    KSrelief airlifts aid to Lebanon to help Beirut blast victims    New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific    Al-Nasr, Al-Hilal Fans Follow up Riyadh Derby, in various Cinemas, Venues    Saudi Pro League returns with goals, red cards and shock results    Woman infected with coronavirus gives birth to healthy triplets in Al-Jouf    Woman infected with coronavirus gives birth to healthy triplets in Al-Jouf    RGDHS to Bring Together Global Healthcare Innovators to Set Out Roadmap for Fighting Pandemics    Ebrahim Alkazi, India's theater legend, dies at 95    LaLiga Academy UAE launches its 2020/2021 season at its new home at DSC    Summer training camp perfect preparation for UAE's jiu-jitsu stars    India's top minister Amit Shah tests positive for coronavirus    Aubameyang double helps Arsenal beat Chelsea for 14th FA Cup trophy    Azra Aly, South African pilgrim: ‘The beginning of the rest of my life'    Paris Saint-Germain beats Lyon to win League Cup final    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Islam calls for protecting communities against epidemics: Sheikh Al-Manea    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Saudi Waste Management Center Signs MoU to Enhance Environmental Sustainability in Saudi Arabia    Cruise Ships on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Coasts Launched    Muslims in UAE asked to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers at home    Complementary, Alternative Medicine Practicing 1st Manual Version Issued    Saudi Ithra center launches dialogue sessions with most famous creators in the world    SFDA Implements National Program to Ensure Safety of 10,000 Food Samples    Saudi Surgeon Managed to Remove Kuwaiti Girl's Brain Tumor, as French Physician Declined, in the last Moments    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Addresses Citizens and Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Al-Baha produces 800 ton of fine quality honey annually
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 08 - 07 - 2020

AL-BAHA — Al-Baha, one of the Kingdom's prime tourist destinations situated on the Sarawat Mountain ranges, is also famous as a major center for beekeeping and honey production. The region boasts of producing around 800 ton of honey from 125,000 beehives annually, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Al-Baha has proven to be an ideal place for beekeeping. Flowers and trees vary between the temperate Sarawat Mountains in summer and the warm Tihama plains in winter. Despite the succession of beekeeping generations in the region, the profession has remained a modest craft in terms of production, marketing, and economic return for quite some time.
There are around 1,600 beekeepers in Al-Baha who collect honey throughout the year from Hejaz and Tihama regions on an average seven times a year and this is in accordance with the type of flowers feeding the bees. There are different strains of bees and these include mainly local ones. The geographical features of Al-Baha provide with the appropriate environment for beekeepers to produce honey of the finest quality.
Visitors to the region can see beehives scattered in the mountains of Al-Baha as beekeeping continues to remain the profession of some of the people of Al-Baha since ancient time. In the past, they adopted traditional and primitive methods for beekeeping wherein bees were gathered in some places of mountain burrows and gaps and tree cracks.
It was not easier for beekeepers to know some of the vital information with regard to beekeeping such as dates of their reproduction; the age of each bee in the beehive; diseases that infect them and their treatment. However, at present beekeepers have a thorough knowledge of such things after they started this as a thriving economic activity and modern craft.
Al-Baha is distinguished by the production of different types of honey such as Majra, Daram, Samar, Al-Saifi, Talh, Shawka, and Sidrah. Each type has its own color and taste. Sidra is reddish yellow while Shawka is black and Majra, which is considered a rare type, is white. Most famous among them are Sidra, Shawka and Samar, which are of high quality and are distinguished by their pleasant smell.
Honey is distinguished by the special smell and taste which helps to identify the type of the honey. All types of honey have a special smell which is determined by the plant origin from which honey is taken. Al-Baha hosts International Honey Festival every year. It showcases the best and finest types of honey such as Sidra Al-Saifi, Sidra Al-Tihami, Dahyan, Majra and Dhurma.

Clic here to read the story from its source.