Aleppo, Syria, May 6, 2018. Beekeepers in Aleppo, Northern Syria, suffer from different obstacles in beekeeping due to the war. The most prominent of the obstacles is that the beekeepers have to regularly move the hives to provide enough food for their bees. A beekeeper in the village of Houair al-'Ais in the Jabal Sam'an area, who introduced himself as Abu Khalid, said that it is difficult for the bees to find enough food, and the beekeepers are forced to flee from the Russian and Syrian government bombings, taking the bees with them. The beekeepers are limited to Idlib and Aleppo, and will lose the honey season on the Syrian coast and al-Hasakah governorate - areas they are not allowed to go to. Abu Khalid added that the high prices of wood, from which the beehives are made, increases the costs of production. The price of an empty beehive is 16,000 Syrian pounds. Beekeeping decreased in the farmlands of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib in 2016 due to the Syrian government bombing on the region and the beekeepers' mobility restrictions.