Hossein Yeganehrad founded Caspian Apiaries and developed Caspian Solution. The Yeganehrad family have been successful beekeepers in Iran for over 165 years. Hossein’s grandfather was a seasoned beekeeper and was one of the world’s oldest beekeepers at the age of 105. Beekeeping is a prestigious profession in Iran. Iranian beekeepers have been practising their trade for more than 3,000 years with approximately 350,000 beekeepers and 2 million hives. Honey is highly prized in Iran and in many other countries in the region, while sugar, corn syrup and artificial sweeteners are considered inferior products.