An overview of beekeeping activity in Turkey from a legal perspective TÜRKIYE'DEKI ARICILIK FAALIYETINE HUKUKI PERSPEKTIFTEN BAKIS

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Doǧan I., ÖZKÖK A.

Uludag Aricilik Dergisi, vol.19, no.2, pp.177-187, 2019 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.31467/uluaricilik.596232
  • Journal Name: Uludag Aricilik Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-187
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2019 Business Lawyer. All rights reserved.Turkey ranks as one of the countries with significant production potential in the world beekeeping sector. Our country, which ranks third place in the world in terms of honeybee colony numbers, ranks twenty-first place in honey exports and earns income much below the potential of this sector. In this respect, Turkey can respond to the needs for the production of honey in the domestic market, though it is far from being an important actor in exporting honey to international markets. Current legal regulations could be an important reason for this matter because beekeepers may not be able to satisfy the needs of the sector and enhance the productivity. As the standardization studies for bee products other than honey have not been completed in our country, legal legislation could not be established. The delay in the establishment of the necessary legal arrangements leads to serious dangers in terms of bee breeds and plant species in our country. We should prepare proper techniques, for the whole country, which is accessible and workable, transparent, and corresponds with the current legislation covering all stages of producing bee products and beekeeping, then Turkey will make significant strides in the beekeeping industry. The worth of brand values from products that have been legally audited result in an increase in price in the market.