As part of the Call for Socio-Economic Development of the Danube Region in Serbia, the City of Novi Sad has been granted funding for the “Lime Trees & Honey Bees for Sustainable Development of the Danube Microregion” project. The aim of the project is to improve the competitiveness of honey producers with an emphasis on Fruška gora’s linden honey. In addition to the City of Novi Sad, a number of partner organizations participated in the project: the Beekeepers Association “Jovan Živanović” Novi Sad; Beekeepers Association “Jovan Živanović” Sremski Karlovci; Beekeepers Association “Lipa” Erdevik; Beekeepers Association “Jovan Živanović” Sremska Mitrovica; Beekeepers Association “Nikola Mileusnić” Ruma; Beekeepers Association “Roj” Inđija; Beekeepers Association “Pčela” Bačka Palanka; Association of Beekeepers “Stražilovo” Sremski Karlovci; Faculty of Agriculture from Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences from Novi Sad and Agricultural School with dormitory, Futog. The project collaborator is AZA d.o.o. from Novi Sad, a company engaged in the purchase and processing of honey.
The whole program is jointly funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency, and the Implementation Bureau of the European Union Project at the Austrian Embassy in Belgrade is in charge of its implementation. The total value of the project is 222,658.88 euros, the amount of the donation is 171,915.01 euros, and the planned time for realization of the project is 18 months.

Take a look at a three minute video about “Lime Trees & Honey Bees for Sustainable Development of Danube Microregion” project results