By Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Wim Reybroeck, Johan W. van Veen, Anuradha Gupta
This booklet intends to handle all features had to boost beekeeping right into a strong tool of rural improvement and should specialise in beekeeping as a device for Poverty relief and Livelihood safety. within the backdrop of the social and financial problems with the folk residing in poverty sector, the ebook goals to delineate particular motivation ways to have interaction them in beekeeping and should function a advisor for potent advertising via diversification and price addition of bee items. however, advertising and marketing and environmental concerns will stay a major section of this publication. the purpose can be to target oblique good thing about beekeeping in order that it truly is built-in with farming and nature conservation. different subject matters contain making sure the supply of functional suggestions in dealing with and administration of bees. it is going to offer targeted info on strong contacts with policymakers and gurus; and channels for attracting finance specially within the 3rd global international locations. An interdisciplinary procedure is the major function of the publication and it'll additionally specialise in few case histories and good fortune tales to motivate the reader to soak up beekeeping as a brand new enterprise progressively in a phased demeanour like traditional-transitional and modernised beekeeping. With the booklet of this ebook, we are hoping at hand out a pragmatic consultant that would help all people who find themselves fascinated by beekeeping for improvement. we are hoping it is going to stimulate beekeeping as an built-in job with farming and nature conservation and may serve in lots of families for poverty relief and livelihood security.
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Adansonii. Bees are kept in traditional hives. Over three million traditional hives and one million farmer-beekeepers are in Ethiopia. Beekeeping is divided into: West and South Ethiopia, in the rest of Ethiopia. Majangir people used hollowed-out logs, taken from soft wood trees, Cordia africana. Hives were pulled up to high tree branches. Mean yield was 4–9 kg/hive in South and West, while in the rest of Ethiopia, as in Abyssinia, beekeeping is primitive. Traditional hives are used. Inhabitants of Tigrai, divided the hives into two parts, as in Kenya, one is honey chamber, for easier extraction.
In Algeria, modern hives are of “Langstroth” type, with some modifications because of hot weather. A good honey crop can be obtained from these hives. Co-operatives are working hard in beekeeping. Research activities are conducted in “Institute of Small Animals”. Chemical and botanical origin of Algeria honeys was studied. Beekeeping is practiced mainly in the North, where the floral diversity is ensured almost time. Southern Algeria is a homeland of over one million date palm trees. Citrus plants, sunflower and many wild plants are the main honey plants.
In 1938–39, Beekeepers of India organized themselves and founded All India Beekeepers Association. Afterwards, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established the first Beekeeping Research Station in the Punjab in 1945 and 6 years later at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Since 1950, ICAR has been funding various research projects on beekeeping. In 1980, ICAR 1 History of Beekeeping in Developing World 15 started All India Coordinated Project (AICP) on Honey Bees Research and Training which at present has eight centers throughout the country with administrative centre at Haryana Agricultural University Campus at Hisar in Haryana state.