A quick background: I am working at the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan and started beekeeping this year for the first time. I have a single hive on the rooftop of my apartment building and harvested 14 pounds or so this fall.
Now to the real story: I recently met the Yemeni Ambassador and during our conversation we started talking about honey as I mentioned I kept bees. At a reception last night, I was given a 10 pound jar of Yemeni honey. It is extremely dark and thick and tasty.
I see it on the internet for sale (for an 8 oz. jar) anywhere from $20 to $250. Why is Yemeni honey so expensive and sought after?