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Israeli Honey Board

Who 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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