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Life is sweet
for beekeepers in Greece

Pesticide-free Greek honey is famed for its unique aroma and taste, but many were surprised when Athens voted against an EU push to ban pesticides considered harmful to apiculture

By Isabel Malsang  /  AFP, ATHENS

Greeks are the top consumers of honey in the world, with an average consumption of 1.7kg per person compared with 0.4 kg in the US, Harizanis said.

“I love this. There is no other way you can do this profession, if you don’t love it,” Reppas said.

“My father is 77 years old going on 78 and still works professionally. A beekeeper is for life. You are born and you die as a beekeeper,” he said.

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