in Greece

Beekeeping in Greece is a traditional, dynamic economic sector with an upward trend. The quality of the products produced, as well as their reputation within the country and abroad, is a guarantee for its further development. In our country, 18,000-20,000 tons honey is produced every year, not to mention other relating to honey products.

According to EL.G.O. “DIMITRA”, beekeeping is one of the most important sectors of primary production for our country. Approximately 23,000 beekeepers are working in this sector, with about 5,000 of them holding more than 150 hives each and are considered as professional beekeepers. Many other people are also engaged in this field subsidiary as amateurs at the same time.

Wanting to strengthen the beekeeping industry as exports in relation to imports, we welcome the exchange economy with services and products concerning our sector by helping professionals and amateurs.

We have a beeswax melting cauldron (old honeycombs) and a press for the full wax extraction.  Minimum quantity for melting: 200 honeycombs

We exchange old honeycombs with new sheets of artificial honeycomb (two old ones with one new).

We have a press (cappings extruder) separating screw in honey and wax.

We have an 8-frame honeycomb centrifuge for automatic honey blasting from honeycombs (3min finishing program).

We prepare for you the boxes placed inside the hive (wiring and insertion of artificial honeycomb sheet).

We grow queen bees and deliver them fertilized for rapid growth of honey. The recommended period for us to place new queens in the honeycombs is in autumn (September) so that the honeycombs will be ready in spring. The optimal replacement of queens in order to avoid aphasmosis is every one and a half year.

Advantages of a breeding Queen bee

By placing fertilized young queens, the beekeeper earns a month and a half for laying as it ensures the queen’s living in contrast to the old method of the hive’s separation, in which the queen can be killed during her fertilization flight, thus destroying the apiary.