Poland becomes a leading honey producer in the EU


Poland has become Europe’s fourth largest honey producer as a producer of honey in the European Union owing to the high quality of Polish honey and support programmes for producers.

Between 2015-2019 the honey tonnage the country’s bees produced, depending on weather conditions, ranged from 15,000 tonnes to 24,000 tonnes.

According to the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR), the strength of Poland’s honey industry has resulted from the increasing size of its honeybees population.

Official figures from the Veterinary Inspectorate for 2019 put the number of bee colonies at 1.68 million, a 50-percent increase on the 2009 figure.

Marcin Wronski, deputy director of the KOWR, said honey producers had benefited from support programmes co-financed by the state and EU funding.

He added that the high quality and wide variety of Polish honey helped it when competing with foreign imports.