It was when General Kim Jong Il visited Mt Kumgang in October 1975.
Instructing valuable teachings to build Mt Kumgang into a resort of culture and rest, he said about honey which was called as a tonic for health and long life among the people from ancient times.
He told that Mt Kumgang was the most beautiful scenic spot for its beautiful scenery and also famous for lots of wild honey on tops of the rocky cliffs.
And he told an old tale that two old men who visited Mt Kumgang in the old days, found wild honey of 100 years old on the course up to Chonsondae of Manmulsang and ate it to the full to go off into a vinous sleep and waked up refreshed and young to live 100 years longer. Then he said warmly that the tale showed how good wild honey was for a long life in good health.
The tale was implied with his lofty will of implanting the pride and self-conceit of having Mt Kumgang full of boast in the hearts of the people.
Today there have been built honey processing bases of producing various honey products including wild honey from natural forests of Mt Kumgang thanks to the warm care of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who is trying to add luster to Mt Kumgang where General Kim Jong Il had been.
Thus Mt Kumgang will be made well known in the world for its beautiful scenery and lots of tonic goods for the health of the people.