Israeli Honey BoardWho we are, what we do
- The Israeli Honey Board is laboring in improving Israeli honey quality by setting standards and legislation, and by inspection of production and packing of the honey.
- Acts against honey adulteration.
- Reducing pesticide damage to bees and coordinating with other agriculture boards.
- Expanding bee forage grounds and initiating planting of nectar and pollen producing plants, with cooperation of the Jewish National Fund.
- Guides and supports pollinating beekeepers. Set standards for pollination and inspect its quality.
- Promoting professional knowledge in the field and its workers.
- Supporting research and development. Keeping touch with the honey instruction unit in the ministry of agriculture.
- Supervises closely on market prices, balancing supply and demand.
- Aids beekeepers in different issues, among them labor allocation, import of inputs, economical calculations, conflicts with residents and farmers.
- Representing the field in front of the authorities, with coordination with the beekeepers
- Acts to prevent thefts of hives and equipment.
- Encourage honey consumption and quality production by raising public awareness. Helps beekeepers in direct marketing.
- Runs a quality program to distinguish local and inspected honey. Look for the board's quality mark on your jar!
Israeli Honey Board Staff:
- Hertzel Avidor, chief executive
- Shimshon Herlinger, deputy director for inspection and production
- Erez Tsur, quality manager
- Dalia Even Zahav, office manager
- Smadar Falach, secretary of the board, secretary of the Israeli Beekeepers Organization