Presently beekeeping with Indian bees is mostly done in south India and particularly in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, with more than 50, beekeepers involved. Since these bees have built their colonies in dark cavities, it enables man to keep them in specially constructed movable frame hives. Honey Bee Farming:Well, Beekeeping is one of the oldest tradition in India for collecting the honey. Honey be farming is becoming popular due its market. Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India launched a Central Sector Scheme titled 'Development of Beekeeping for Improving.


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The honey of a bee Trigona iridipennis is apiculture in india a great demand, they are common in most parts of the country.

This bee is used for pollination of various crops in greenhouses. Organic honey is produced in the Himalayas.

Bee Keeping

Recently, the demand for pollination of crops by bees, including rape, mustard and sunflower, increases. Internal and external trade apiculture in india honey is highly monopolized.

Company Kashmir Apiaries, owned by businessman S.


A location where bees are kept is called an apiary. Till now more than 20, species of wild bees have been described by taxonomists.


apiculture in india Many of these species are solitary e. Flow management, dearth management, provision of feeding, and control and cure of bee disorders, bee diseases, pests and enemies, are some of the routine measures to keep bee colonies healthy and strong.

There are special management techniques like queen rearing, migration for honey production or for colony multiplication, which the beekeeper takes up after he gains sufficient knowledge and experience in handling bee colonies. apiculture in india

Market About 10, tons of forest honey are produced annually. Apiary honey produced under the Apiculture in india sector is estimated to be a little less than 10, tons in Over 95 per cent of this was from the A.

Forest honey, mostly from rock bee hives, is usually collected by tribals in forests and apiculture in india procured by forest or tribal corporations as a minor forest produce.

Beekeeping Equipment, Supplies & Honey Products

Quite a large quantity is also collected by groups or individuals on their own. Forest honey apiculture in india usually thin, contains large quantity of pollen, bee juices and parts, wax and soil particles.

The honey collector gets between Rs. Forest honeys are mostly multifloral.

History and Development of Apiculture in India

Apiary honey is produced in bee hives and is harvested by extraction in honey extractors. Other types of beekeeping equipment like queen excluder, smoker, hive tool, pollen trap, honey processing plant are also used.

Beekeepers sell the honey to the co-operative society, if one exists in the apiculture in india. In many parts of India, the apiculture in india gets a much higher price if he sells it directly to the consumer.

Beekeeping in India

Apiary honeys are usually multifloral when marketed by state-level marketing organizations, because honeys from different sources are mixed while pooling, storage and processing. Several unifloral honeys are available in markets restricted to small areas within the state where it is apiculture in india.

Rubber plant contributed to over 60 apiculture in india cent of the total apiary honey production during Besides this, jamun, hirda, beheda, arjun, neem, litchi, palmyrah palm, eucalyptus, lagerstroemias, tamarind, cashew tree, scheffleras, tun, karanj, false acacia, wild shrubs like shain, crops of different varieties of mustards, sesame, niger, sunflower, apiculture in india clover, khesari, coriander, orchard trees including different types of citrus, apple, puddum, cherry and other temperate fruit trees, coconut tree and coffee plantations are some important sources that provide unifloral honey.

Much of the forest honey is sold to the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries, where it is processed and used in different formulations. Apiary honey is usually processed at the producers level. This consists mainly of heating the honey and filtering. A different Madhuban is also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata near the present day Mathura where Krishna and Radha used to meet.