CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba, Dec 14 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)–The production of honey from bees shows progress in this Cuban central province today, where more than 360 tons were extracted so far this year mainly destined for export.

The rise was due to better sanitary and alimentary care of the beehives and the greater use of the areas with honey potential.

Robin Pérez, director of beekeeping in Ciego de Avila, about 430km east of Havana, told Prensa Latina that the genetic improvement of queen bees has also influenced the productivity.

The transfer of honeycombs to Coco, Guillermo and Paredón Grande Cays, rich in soplillo, guao de costa, red mangrove, and mastic trees along with other plants that provide excellent honey, has also helped the volume obtained, Perez said.

Perez pointed out that the bee honey extracted in the territory is processed and packaged in the province of Sancti Spíritus to be export, basically to the European market.

He also stated that the cooperative and peasant sector are the largest producers of the important exportable ruble for the Cuban economy.–NNN-PRENSA LATINA

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