Here you will find an answer to the question: why you should definitely try honey from Azerbaijan?
The most important condition and guarantee for the successful development of beekeeping in Azerbaijan is the country’s unique climate. There observed 9 out of 11 existing climatic zones on its territory: from warm and humid subtropics of Lankaran lowland and the Talysh mountain chain to the snow-capped highlands of the beautiful Caucasus. Due to this climate diversity, there are almost all types of vegetation common in the world in a relatively small area – from subtropical to the so-called alpine meadows on high mountain peaks. Such a specific and diverse landscape makes it possible to extend flowering time of bee plants growing in different relief conditions. The same plant species blooms in the south earlier than in the north, in the mountains earlier than in the plains and lowlands. Therefore bees can collect nectar for a long time. This facilitates more stable honey collection as per duration and, of course, quality.
The rich and vibrant nature of Azerbaijan with its riot of colors and lush vegetation looks like a national carpet, wild and deserted or represented by unique relict forests here and there. There are at least 4500 species of flowering plants, some of which are rare and endangered. In comparison with the other Caucasian republics, the flora of Azerbaijan is richer, 66% of the total number of plant species growing in the Caucasus is found here. Moreover, there are about 240 endemic plant species growing only in Azerbaijan and specific to its relatively small regions.
There are 13 natural reservations in Azerbaijan. All of them have state status and occupy 2.5% of the territory of Azerbaijan. The reservations are created for the purpose of preserving typical and rare natural complexes in their original form, as well as studying natural processes and events.
A unique combination of climatic conditions, a variety of natural relief, the richness and abundance of plant formations – all these create an ideal habitat and a rich nutritive base for bees, as well as facilitate the development of beekeeping in Azerbaijan.
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