17 August 2019 - The manifestation Honey and Olive Days in Grbalj, organised to support the local producers and to improve the tourist offer of Kotor, will be held on Saturday, August 17, in front of Business Centre Vukšić from 10 am to 8 pm.
The event will be opened at 10 o'clock by Radule Miljanić, President of the Union of Beekeeping Organisations of Montenegro, reports BokaNews Portal. Members of the Grbalj Beekeepers Society have been organizing this exhibition of beekeeping products from 2015, and the individuals who exhibit the products include local producers and guests from other parts of Montenegro. The products which will be exhibited at the fair include organic honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, bee wax, bee venom, mead, as well as olives and olive oil.
Recognizing that this type of promotion of local products also means the popularization of beekeeping and healthy lifestyle, as well as the improvement the tourist offer of Kotor with new contents, the Managing Board of the Beekeeping Organisation organises this event at least once a year.
“The lack of exhibition space, above all, is a constant problem of all NGOs that need to promote their work in this way, and it puts us in the situation that every year we have to ask different organisations for both space and support. This year, the owner of Business Centre Vukšić, who has already proved to be a supporter of the organisation's work in the past, has granted us the exhibition space without compensation, and we are very grateful, “said the representatives of the Beekeeping organisation.
Montenegrin honey has already been recognised within the country and abroad, as a high-quality product, which can be declared a national brand.
At the recently held Smell of Linden and Honey Festival, it was estimated that thanks to the proactive policies and incentives of the Government of Montenegro, beekeeping is becoming more and more popular and more profitable. On that occasion, the Mayor of Cetinje, Aleksandar Kašćelan claimed that in Montenegro, honey could be rightfully referred to as a national brand. "First of all, because of the quality to which domestic producers pay great attention, but also because of all the measures that are being taken to market the original and safe products. This is especially because of the good prospects for the placement of large quantities of the honey produced in Cetinje and generally Montenegro on European and other markets, which highly value brand and good image,” said Kašćelan.