The Covid-19 pandemic and its use in natural flu remedies caused demand to increase 500% over last year when producers reported an economic loss of 79 million Bolivians ($11.35 mn). Cochabamba is the leading honey producer in the country with 5,500 honey producers. Producers have tripled their production from 50 hives to 160. Given the success in sales of this product, there are new ventures of up to a thousand colonies.
Source: Los Tiempos