Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security: by Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Wim Reybroeck, Johan W. van Veen,

By Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Wim Reybroeck, Johan W. van Veen, Anuradha Gupta

This ebook intends to handle all facets had to enhance beekeeping right into a robust device of rural improvement and should specialise in beekeeping as a device for Poverty relief and Livelihood protection. within the backdrop of the social and monetary problems with the folk residing in poverty sector, the publication goals to delineate particular motivation methods to have interaction them in beekeeping and may function a consultant for powerful advertising via diversification and price addition of bee items. however, advertising and environmental concerns will stay a big portion of this e-book. the purpose can also be to target oblique good thing about beekeeping in order that it's built-in with farming and nature conservation. different subject matters comprise making sure the supply of useful suggestions in dealing with and administration of bees. it's going to offer specific info on sturdy contacts with policymakers and professionals; and channels for attracting finance specially within the 3rd international nations. An interdisciplinary process is the main function of the booklet and it'll additionally concentrate on few case histories and luck tales to inspire the reader to soak up beekeeping as a brand new enterprise progressively in a phased demeanour like traditional-transitional and modernised beekeeping. With the book of this publication, we are hoping at hand out a realistic consultant that would help all people who are enthusiastic about 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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The cost benefit ratio was worked out and has shown profitability in the poppy growing tribal areas. Beekeeping can be extended 10–20 times more than it is, at present, practiced in that area. K. Gupta et al. Philippines Modern beekeeping (of Apis mellifera) was introduced by the Americans who came to the country. Based on the records this happened in 1913. Later, some Filipinos and Filipino-Chinese ventured into beekeeping using foreign honeybees, but with little success. So, they raised the indigenous species like Apis cerana, known as laywan (Tagalog) or ligwan (Visayan), closely related to Apis mellifera.

Dorsata, A. florea and A. mellifera. Some 600 plant species are known to be useful to honeybees. The forest cover in Pakistan is about 3 % of the total land area. The honeybee bee flora remains scarce in most parts of the beekeeping areas for a fairly long period during the year (Rafiq Ahmad 1984). The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, the premier institution in the country is responsible for the overall growth and development of beekeeping. There is positive trend in the promotion of beekeeping for commercial honey production.

These 1 History of Beekeeping in Developing World 13 writings have to be discovered to have a better understanding of the development of honey beekeeping. The earliest written record of bees is the Chinese character Feng in ancient inscriptions on animal bones dating back 3,000 years. Later in the Zhou Dynasty (around 300 BCE), the Chinese character Mi, meaning honey, was recorded in the Book of Manner, Li Ji, as a dietary recommendation (1993). Poetic literature about honey and bees were not rare in Ancient China.

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