Monday 14 June 2021

Costa Rica Honey Production Dismal This Year

honey-beeQCOSTARICA – Once Costa Rica was a major world exporter of natural honey but this year it appears that the country may wind up with bare shelves in the honey jar sections of supermarkets.

The climate has conspired against apiculture with the drought cutting down on the amount of pollen present in flower and tree blossoms.

National University bee experts predict only about a third of normal production this year. The strewing of ash from Turrialba Volcano has not helped, either.

- Advertisement -

When bees have to fly long distances to find pollen, they or the next generation of bees often consume the major amount of the honey produced in the hive, university researcher Johan Van Veen says.

But most damaging has been the high winds this year which bees in their quest for pollen have had to fight while flying, he added. The researcher is supported by Enoc Fernandez, a bee keeper in San Ramon who estimates that his bees will produce about half of the 2014 production.

William Mora of Tarrazu was not specific in his prediction for this year but said it was likely to be the lowest production in four years. But he pointed to another cause for worry: the fumigation of avocado trees with pesticides just when they are flowering and the busy bees visit them for pollen.

The worst blow for apiculture came in the 1980s when the waves of Africanized bees made their way up from Brazil where they had been accidentally freed. Not only are those bees more agressive, but they also produce less honey than the European bees they replaced.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...

The US improves travel alerts for Central America; Not Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The United States has eased travel advisories for most...

MOST READ

Central America is back in the news for the wrong reasons, Costa Rica is once again the exception

QCOSTARICA - Osta Rica has been the epicenter of regional diplomacy in recent days. The successive visits of the Secretary of State of the...

COVID vaccines in the workplace: Can I ask who got their shots?

(DW) Jon works for the local government in the US state of Virginia. The 40-year-old received both his COVID shots in April. Most of...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 11, “EVENS”

Today, Friday, June 11, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 12, “ODDS”

Today, Saturday, June 12, only ODDS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Tourism sector feels in crisis despite increase in international arrivals

QCOSTARICA - Despite the improvement in tourist arrivals reported in May, with more than 72,000 visitors, both the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) and...

Vaccine Tourism – A Practical Guide

By Amy Gdala, Guest Contributor - The US has a surplus of vaccines, while Costa Rica is struggling to supply sufficient numbers to citizens...

El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender, A World First

Q24N (Reuters) El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele's...

Estadio Nacional

QCOSTARICA - The multipurpose national stadium, the first modern sport and event arena to be built in Central America, located La Sabana. The stadium was...

Today’s Covid News: Restrictions allowed a decrease in Covid-19 and prevented hospital collapse

QCOSTARICA - A moderate decline in new cases for the third consecutive week allowed the hospital system to avoid the dreaded collapse and rapid...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.