Korea Forest Service to fill 20% of annual planted area with wheat water

Published May 25, 2024

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The Korea Forest Service is planting wheat orchards on 20% of its annual planted area, expanding across 3,600 hectares, including Milwon Forest, to address the challenges of climate change on honey production and beekeeping. This initiative, part of the 'Comprehensive Plan for Cultivating and Supporting the Beekeeping Industry', aims to increase honey production and support beekeepers by providing more flower sources. The revision of the National Forest Act now allows beekeeping in conservation national forests. Additionally, the Korea Forest Research Institute has identified holly and hollywood trees as excellent honey producers, capable of generating over 90 kg of honey per hectare.
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Milwon resources were planted on 3,600 ha. Beekeeping is also allowed in conservation national forests. Excellent honey production per area Excavations of sycamore, hovenia, etc. The Korea Forest Service plants wheat orchards on 20% of the annual planted area. This is an area that is approximately 13 times the area of Yeouido, and the plan is to expand the number of wheat sources in response to the reality of beekeeping, such as the shortening of the harvesting period due to recent climate change, and to contribute to the development of the beekeeping industry as well as improved wage income. According to the Korea Forest Service, the number of beekeeping households in Korea is 26,427 in 2023, an increase of 7.3% from 2017, and the number of beekeeping households is 2,543,965 in 2023, an increase of 6.5% compared to 2017. The competition between bees for food is intensifying. Moreover, another problem is that due to climate change, there is not much difference in the flowering ...
Source: Agrinet
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