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In Slovenia, the honey self-sufficiency rate in 2019 was 44% lower than in 2018

In 2019, the world honey yield was 173% higher than in 1961. In 2019, 10,145 beekeepers in Slovenia were taking care of 208,000 hives (3,245 organic), each an average of 21 hives. In 2019, Slovenian beekeepers produced 650 tons of honey, 63% less than in 2018.

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In 2019, 10,145 beekeepers in Slovenia were taking care of 208,000 hives, which means that on average each beekeeper took care of 21 hives. Weather conditions strongly affect the amount of honey produced. In 2019, they were unfavourable for honey production. As a result, 650 tons of honey were produced in Slovenia, which is 63% less than in 2018. The average price of honey on food markets in 2019 was 10 EUR per kg, which is the same as in the past three years.

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