Halkidiki is the “mother of beekeeping”. With 6,500 beekeepers (32% of the country as a whole) and 1,910 tons of excellent honey production per year, it is fairly described as the beekeeping center in Greece. Nowadays, the beekeepers of Halkidiki, continuing the tradition, make the most of the rich flora of Cassandra, Sithonia and Northern Halkidiki, producing large quantities of honey. The large amounts of trace elements in the pine nut make honey of high nutritional value.