Inspirational ideas: Food traceability from honey to hive
Biodiversity and nature management
Food quality / processing and nutrition
Supply chain, marketing and consumption
Food traceability from honey to hive
Technology for honey producers and consumers in Montenegro
Montenegro has the ideal natural conditions for high-quality honey production. It has a favourable climate, a rich biodiversity, and a semi-nomadic way of beekeeping that gives bees access to the best Mediterranean herbs. However, lower-quality honey from unregulated production, both domestic and non-domestic, is a significant concern for the growing honey industry, because it undercuts market prices and may cause issues with food safety and quality. To safeguard and promote quality products from domestic honey producers, the National Food Traceability Programme in Montenegro is developing an IT-based system that gives consumers full transparency about the honey they are buying.