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The bees Ollaik had discovered were Italian bees.Despite this, according to the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute, Lebanon's bees trail far behind the world average in terms of the amount of honey they produce.To maintain imported bees, you have to buy a new queen bee every year, which adds a significant cost.The bees visit different trees and flowers across the country in Sidon, Tyre, Barouk, Kesrouan and beyond, allowing them to produce more honey than if they stayed in one place.Lebanon is home to multiple species of bee that don't produce honey but do pollinate critical crops. It's these bees, Yammine explained, that have to compete with imported honeybees for food. Alongside honey, bees produce wax, propolis (an antiseptic) and bee venom, which is used in some countries to treat arthritis.Baghdadi expressed belief that if beekeepers focused on these products alongside honey, the need to increase the number of honeybee hives would be reduced and they'd pose less of a threat to other bees.
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