Omani beekeeper wins third place in international honey contest
October 7, 2017 | 8:04 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: An Omani beekeeper won the third place in an international beekeeping and honey competition in Turkey.

Mohammed Al Shanfari bagged the third place at the 45th Apimondia Congress in Istanbul on Tuesday. Apimondia is an organisation that specialises in the world of bees.

The competition takes place every two years, in different countries, helping the organisation to continue researching in the field. Initially, an exhibition is held, where beekeepers and honey makers, showcase their products.

The organisers then examine the honey. 450 companies from all over the world participated in the event, showcasing more than 1,000 jars of honey. “I feel really proud to raise the flag of the Sultanate in front of Apimondia; I participated in this competition to show the world the great quality of Oman’s honey,” Al Shanfari said.

This is Al Shanfari’s first award from Apinondia. He has participated in numerous international and local exhibitions. “I hope to one day export my honey to countries abroad,” added Al Shanfari.

The National Company of Natural Honey LLC is the first Omani company to produce and market honey; it aims to develop the field of the beekeeping in the Sultanate and provides all the necessary equipment for it.

Al Shanfari received help from Al Raffd to help him to manage his company. The company also specialises in the production of Omani honey crude, which are not heated or treated in any manner, and this preserves minerals and enzymes.

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