The Libyan Export Promotion Centre (LEPC) announced Friday that three Libyan honey producers won top prizes at 14th International Exhibition and Conference of the Arab Beekeepers Union in Cairo, held from13 to 15 November at the Cairo International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The three companies are registered in the Exporters Register with the LEPC. The three exporters are:
– Tokra Apiaries, first place, tamarisk honey – Faraj Al-Mahdawi
– Purity Honey, second place, duplicate – Mohamed Gamal
– Libyan beekeeper Khairy Al-Hamri ranked first in Sidr honey
The LEPC said its Director General and employees extend their congratulations to the companies that have achieved rankings at the Arab level. It added that this top ranking of Libyan honey producers is not new, pointing out that in several other international competitions, Libyan honey producers had received advanced rankings.
Libyans won prizes in Paris
It will be recalled that in February this year Libya’s World of Bees Company (Irbid Apiaries), and the Natural Food Company (Rafie’s Apiaries), obtained advanced rankings in the Paris Honey Awards 2023 competition to determine the best quality of honey in the world.
The Bee World Company obtained two gold medals for the product of Al-Atl and Sidr honey for the international quality of honey, and the Natural Food Company won first place with a gold medal for thyme honey.
Libyan honey wins award in London too
The Natural Food Company and Al-Naqaa Honey Company obtained last year the Golden London Award for honey quality.
Speaking exclusively to Libya Herald last February, Mohamed Al-Belaili, Director of the Media Office at the LEPC, said that there are several Libyan companies that have previously won international awards in the production of honey.