Yemen Honey Production Continues Despite War

Published August 3rd, 2022 - 10:31 GMT

Yemen, which used to be one of the world's most impoverished countries in terms of honey production, has been gripped by a deadly conflict since 2014 or what is called the Yemeni war.

According to one of the beekeepers in Yemen Mohammed Saif, before the Yemeni war, Saif revealed he learned honey production from his father adding that earlier his family managed 300 hives, now only 80 are left, AFP reported.

The UN added honey plays a "vital role" in Yemen's economy, with 100,000 households dependent on it for their livelihoods.

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A Yemeni beekeeper checks his beehives at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. Experts consider Yemeni honey as one of the best in the world, including the prized Royal Sidr known for its therapeutic properties. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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A Yemeni beekeeper shows a honeycomb at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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The United Nations say honey plays a "vital role" for Yemen's economy, with 100,000 households dependent on it for their livelihoods. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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A Yemeni beekeeper uses smoke to calm bees at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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Experts consider Yemeni honey as one of the best in the world, including the prized Royal Sidr known for its therapeutic properties. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

honey production

The United Nations say honey plays a "vital role" for Yemen's economy, with 100,000 households dependent on it for their livelihoods. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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A Yemeni beekeeper shows a honeycomb at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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Yemeni beekeepers check beehives at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)

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A Yemeni beekeeper checks his beehives at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. Experts consider Yemeni honey as one of the best in the world, including the prized Royal Sidr known for its therapeutic properties. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
honey production
A Yemeni beekeeper shows a honeycomb at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
honey production
The United Nations say honey plays a "vital role" for Yemen's economy, with 100,000 households dependent on it for their livelihoods. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
honey production
A Yemeni beekeeper uses smoke to calm bees at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
honey production
Experts consider Yemeni honey as one of the best in the world, including the prized Royal Sidr known for its therapeutic properties. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
honey production
The United Nations say honey plays a "vital role" for Yemen's economy, with 100,000 households dependent on it for their livelihoods. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
honey production
A Yemeni beekeeper shows a honeycomb at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)
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Yemeni beekeepers check beehives at a farm in Yemen's third city of Taez, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP)