Updated: Aug 4, 2021
Beekeeping Farms in Georgia - It’s a well known fact that if bees didn’t exist, humans wouldn’t either! But did you know that beekeeping in Georgia was developed 2000 years earlier than in Egypt? While excavating Egypt’s famous pyramids, archaeologists have found pots of honey in an ancient tombs.
The honey, dating back approximately 3000 years, was considered to be the world’s oldest sample and still perfectly edible. Though, based on recent findings, honey samples discovered in the village of Sakire, Borjomi (southern Georgia) believed to be dated 5,500 years old. That way, Georgia claims to be not only the cradle of wine, but a homeland of honey too.
Historical sources prove that beekeeping was highly developed in Colchis (ancient Georgian region on the coast of the Black Sea), 4 century BC. It turns out that a bee with the longest stinger comes from west Georgia, Samegrelo. The bee is called Apis Mellifera Caucasica and that unique bee species is characterized by a long stinger, moderate swarm, and resistance to low temperature. With its long stinger, it can collect much honey and pollinate more flowers. More about the beekeeping and honey will be available on our website soon!