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The head of the ministry emphasized that supporting the beekeeping sector and keeping the interest in beekeeping at an appropriate level is in the strategic interest of the Ministry of Agriculture and the government. The maintenance of the bee population plays an important role in the preservation of biological diversity, and the economic and social function of beekeeping is also manifested in the strengthening of the population retention capacity of the countryside and the provision of healthy food to the population.

The activity of beekeepers is extremely useful for the national economy and society as a whole, and is even indispensable for the preservation of our natural environment, the minister added.

István Nagy also spoke about the fact that between 2023 and 2027, the beekeeping industry will receive support of around 42.7 million euros in the framework of the sectoral support, together with the domestic source. Additional opportunities are available to beekeepers from the KAP rural development framework, and there will also be money for research.

Moreover, domestic subsidies in the amount of approximately HUF 1 billion continue to contribute to all of this. These can be requested for the maintenance of beekeeping vehicles and the preservation of the health status of the bee population, the head of the ministry listed. He emphasized: with the full use of the possibilities, the amount of subsidies flowing into beekeeping will thus exceed fifty million euros in five years, which means ten million euros annually.

The minister pointed out that the Fulmer beekeeping has been preserving and increasing valuable knowledge for almost a century, passing it down from generation to generation, thanks to which it now delivers excellent Hungarian honey to nearly forty countries around the world.

The Complex development of food industry plants The grant of more than 921 million forints, which serves the development of the honey processor, opens up additional opportunities not only for the company’s branch in Hungary, but also for the Hungarian countryside, István Nagy added.