Cross Border Programme - Croatia | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Beekeeping fair in Zadar

13th December 2016

Sajam PcelaraThe first Beekeeping Fair in Zadar County was opened on 17th September 2016. The two-day event, intended for both beekeepers and consumers, represents the "sweet crown" of a big project. The project "Bee promoted" of the total amount of 650 thousand euros is financed by the EU under the IPA CBC Programme Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007 - 2013, and is being implemented, beside the Zadar County, in cooperation with Una-Sana Canton and Municipality of Posušje in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Admirers of honey and honey products were able to find a variety of flavours on twenty exhibition stands located on the Zadar waterfront. Within a wide range of products other than honey jars with different flavours - meadow, floral, acacia, linden and similar, one could also find almonds or walnuts in honey, mead, various honey biscuits and cookies, as well as equipment for beekeepers - from hives to tools and suits required for this old craft. Apart from beekeeping beginners who had just penetrated the market, the experienced and award-winning beekeepers from the County were also present at the fair.

Mr. Zdravko Barać, Deputy Minister of Agriculture in his opening speech emphasized that the fair will become a tradition and a gathering place not only for beekeepers from this county, but from the wider region.