Honey Production in Costa Rica Grows

Production increased by 66% in the last three years and there are plans to build a production facility.

Monday, June 11, 2012

From 2008 to 2011, production from the Jicaral Beekeepers Association grew by 66%. In 2011, the increase was 20% (100,000 kilos to 120,000 kilos).

In early 2013, a 350 square meter production facility will open, with an investment of ¢70 million ($140,000).

"According to Ruben Chavarria, a spokesman for Asoapi, the entire production is purchased by the Corporation Manza Tea, which distributes the honey under the brand La Abejita. In addition, the partners also make creams, soaps and other products based on honey but they sell it in Puntarenas ", reported Elfinancierocr.com.

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