Abu Dhabi: The Wathba Honey Festival, is being held at the Award Pavilion of the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, until February 8.
The festival’s objectives are to help regional honey producers and beekeepers by improving their abilities and keeping them up to date on the newest developments, cutting-edge technologies, and best practices in beekeeping and honey production. Furthermore, the festival seeks to raise awareness of the advantages of Emirati honey and its distinctive qualities among the general public, as well as to promote the goods produced by Emirati beekeepers.
At the event, more than 60 beekeepers and businesses engaged in beekeeping and honey production will showcase their honey, products made from bees, and state-of-the-art beekeeping equipment.
The festival aims to promote the products of Emirati beekeepers and acquaint the public with the benefits of Emirati honey and its unique characteristics. More than 60 beekeepers and companies involved in beekeeping and honey production will take part in the event, displaying their honey, bee products, and modern beekeeping equipment.
The festival features six competitions for beekeepers and local honey producers to encourage competition and enhance the already high quality of Emirati honey products. The categories include the best Sidr liquid honey, the best Samar liquid honey, the best crystallised honey, the best Sidr honeycomb, and the best Sidr honeycomb for wild bees. The first three winners in each category will receive substantial cash prizes, estimated at around $73,510, with additional non-cash prizes and shields for the fourth and fifth place winners in each competition.