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TRUST OF 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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NATURES PUREST WAY OF BEEKEEPING

ABOUT US

ABOUT THE COMPANY

After all the beekeepers decided to establish a new company Api-Geo Ltd which will unite all the businesses under one company. The company will change its main direction to honey production for wholesale market. The main goal of the company is to export honey in bulks. For this purpose, the company allocated 370 m2 of land plot where they built the factory. The company is included in an active honey aggregation process from the beekeepers. The main export markets are considered EU, Gulf countries and USA.

HOW TO GET HONEY

The Api-Geo Ltd has a capacity to produce up to 1000 TONNES of honey annually which gives the opportunity to offer the great variety of Georgian honey in bulk amounts. Api-Geo Ltd is ensuring that honey sold for export is regulated under the local and international food quality and safety standards. Please see the products page of our honey and feel free to get in touch with us.

farm history

After collapse of USSR Mr. Ioseliani and Mr. Lezhava decided to continue beekeeping tradition of their family and transform it in business. The first business in beekeeping sector was related to bee venom production. After gathering some capital for business expansion, they have increased the number of beehives and started queen bee and honey production. In the beginning of 00`s the annual production of queen bees exceeded 10,000. The main market for them has been Turkey. Besides Turkey they managed to export queen bees to France for a short time (1,500 queen bees annually until 2003), before new EU regulations entered in force. At the end of 00`s changes were towards Turkey. Turkey has forbidden import of queen bees and established high tariff on import of honey for Georgia. However, the beekeepers until recently have managed to became one of the largest cross-border traders. In 2010 they purchased wax foundation printing machine as the part of the Millennium Program and began offering printing service to local beekeepers. Since then, the village Bashi (the main base) has become the hub for honey and queen bee traders as well as for local beekeepers. Over the last 25 years of operation in this sector both beekeepers were involved in production of all types of bee and by-products. However, the main business direction has been queen bee breeding despite the fact that they have been harvesting a large amount of honey as well. Mr. Ioseliani and Mr. Lezhava have tried to diversify their market and find a new one for their honey. Over the last decade both beekeepers drastically increased their apiaries. Currently, their common apiaries count more than 3,500 beehives which are spread in 20 different beekeeping bases all around Georgia.

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Gia Ioselianseni

Executive director

Gia Ioselianseni

Mr. Gia Ioseliani has 35 years of beekeeping experience. He started beekeeping carrier with bee venom production. He is also famous queen bee insemination specialist. Nowadays Gia is considered as the biggest beekeeper in Georgia with amounts of production and facilities. Mr. Gia IOSELIANI is one of the founders of Api-Geo Ltd

Erekle Chikvaidze

Marketing and Sales

Erekle Chikvaidze

Mr. Erekle Chikvaidze is semi-primitive hobby beekeeper with 6 years of experience in honey market systems in Georgia. Erekle is leading marketing and sales for the company and is able to answer anything related to Georgian honey and trade.

Ambrosi Lejava

Executive director

Ambrosi Lejava

Mr. Ambrosi Lejava is an experienced beekeeper. He was working with Gia together for the queen bee production. Ambrosi is one of the founders of Api-Geo Ltd.

Beso Chachkhiani

Beekeeper

Beso Chachkhiani

Mr. Besik Chachkhiani is an experienced beekeeper and queen bee producer. He has 25 years of professional beekeeping experience and is a great fan of special honey varieties

PRODUCTS

Jars

Barrels

JARS

WHOLESALE

Available from 10:00 – 19:00
Address VILLAGE BASHI
3907, IMERETI, SAMTREDIA, GEORGIA
PRODUCER: APIGEO LTD