Chennai, December 10, 2010: A news report in the India Vision dated December 6, 2010 says that untimely rains during summer this year adversely affected honey production in the Kashmir Valley. According to the officials of the Jammu & Kashmir State department of apiculture the production might decline by 50 to 60 per cent. The main flow season in the region is during late summer and fall. This year however bees could not gather adequate nectar from the flowers mainly due to late summer rains and bad weather in September .
The NDTV news broadcast on June 16, 2009 said that about 250 metric tons of honey was produced during 2008 and it was likely to go p by another 20 per cent during 2009.