Why Artvin Honey?



  • We are making stress-free and happy honey in Şavşat named CittaSlow.
  • Honey of Artvin is made by one of the world’s most fertile races, the Caucasian bee raki, and Artvin is the natural geography of this race.
  • 55% of Artvin land is covered with forest areas.
  • Artvin, which is very rich in terms of floristics, has a large number of plant species and habitats that are under risk and protected according to international conventions.
  • Honey of Artvin is produced in the province, which has the richest vegetation of our country with 2727 plant species, 198 of which endemic 500 is rare.
  • The Caucasus, Hatila Valley and Coruh Valley are considered to be one of the world’s 25 richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions in terms of biodiversity.
  • The largest natural aged forest ecosystem in the vast geographical region, including Europe and Central Asia, is found in Artvin.
  • Rare areas of the world, which have been preserved since the Third Time, are located in Artvin.
  • The “natural old forest” systems, which have not been altered by human interventions, have a rich biological diversity and are important for sheltering wild animals, are found here. The World Wildlife Conservation Foundation (WWF) has also declared this area to be one of the “200 Ecoregions” in the world.



  • Four of the 144 “Important Plant Areas” defined in Turkey (Karçal Mountains – Coruh Valley – Eastern Black Sea Mountains and Lonely Hills Mountains) are located within the province of Artvin. Çoruh Valley and the Eastern Black Sea Mountains remain within the important plant areas with the plant richness it carries. These areas were also declared as Gene Conservation Forests and were among the priority areas to be protected.
  • Worldwide 234 “Plant Diversity Centers” have been identified by WWF and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). There are 5 areas in our country. Artvin province is within the area defined as “Northeastern Anatolia Plant Variety Center (SWA.19)”.



  • Up to 60 tree and shrub species and about 100 herbaceous plant species have been identified in forest areas. Among these are the most important plants where endemic species are included; (Acer cappadocicum subsp. Cappadocicum), three-lobed maple (Acer divergens), lion’s claw (Acer divergens), lion’s claw (Alchemilla tiryalensis). Rhodothamnus sessilifolius, mountain apple (Epigaea gaultherioides), Rhamnus imeritinus and Eastern Black Sea (Quercus pontica) are the most important relict species in the area.