Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become a major hub for bee breeding and honey production, with an annual production of 30,000 tons of honey.
According to a report, the Pak International Honey Market in Peshawar is the biggest honey market in Asia, exporting 300 to 400 containers of honey overseas each year.
The bee industry was introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by Afghan refugees in 1989. Since then, the business has grown significantly, starting with just five boxes and now reaching millions of boxes. Around 1 to 1.5 million people are involved in this business, and the annual honey production is exported to Gulf countries.
Different districts in the province, such as Berri, Palaya, Suparke, and Rubynia, produce various types of honey. The berry honey from Karak district is particularly renowned. The Pak International Honey Market in Peshawar serves as a major hub for honey trade in Asia, exporting hundreds of containers of honey abroad every year.