Altai Krai ranks first in the production of honey in Siberia
The processing of non-traditional raw materials – honey, products of reindeer antlers, wild plants, increases in Altai Krai. The share of products based on them is steadily near the mark in 10% from the cost of all shipped food products produced in the region.
By the number of honey bee colonies and honey production Altai Krai ranks first in the Siberian Federal District and third in the Russian Federation. From 4 thousand tons of honey over 60% (2,6 thousand tons) are processed in the Krai. Scientific development and innovative technological solutions allowed the Altai processors to create more than 300 types of functional food products based on honey and other bee products, which have stable demand and are recognized in countries near and far abroad. In 2015, Altai honey was supplied to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, the United States, Canada, Germany, China, Mongolia and Japan.
By the official website of Altai Krai