Beekeeping in Ukraine

Ukraine - the European Honeyland

– in Eastern Europe, incorporates Crimea Autonomous Republic.
– 603,628 km2
– 45,888 (January 2010)
Time zone
– EET (UTC+2)
Summer time zone
– EEST (UTC+3)
Internet TLD
– .ua
Calling code
– +380
– Kyiv (2,8 million inhabitants).

Kyiv, an Ancient and Eternally Young City

"The cradle of the East Slavic civilization", "mother of all Russian cities", "majestic and golden-domed", "a city of parks" – all these are the epithets given to the more than one-and-a-half thousand years-old Kyiv.“ It was founded at the end of the V century AD by the legendary East Slavic tribe leader Kyi (and the city is named after him, translated as "belonging to Kyi"), his brothers Schek and Khoriv, and also their sister Lybid. At first, Kyiv was a fortress city located on the bank of the Dnipro River at the intersection of trade routes of Greeks and Varangians (Vikings).Soon, Kyiv became the first capital of the Kievan Rus", first Ukrainian state (end of the IX century–1240). The city flourished in times of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise (1010–1054) who became relative of royal families in France, Norway, Hungary, and Poland. In the XI century Kyiv was the largest city in Europe: at the beginning of that century the present-day capital of Ukraine had population of 50 thousand