Beekeeping: Vital Input For Sustainable Agriculture

Beekeeping is an agro-based activity which is being undertaken by farmers / landless labours in rural area as an integrated farming practice.Beekeeping is an agro-based activity which is being undertaken by farmers / landless labours in rural area as an integrated farming practice. Beekeeping supplements income and employment generation and nutritional intake of rural population. Though the honeybees are best known for the honey they produce, their economic role in nature is to pollinate hundreds and thousands of flowering plants and assure setting of seed or fruit. Honeybees have been offering services to the society through ensured pollination in cross-pollinated crops as well as by providing honey and a variety of beehive products. Honey Bees have vital role in sustaining plants bio-diversity resulting in environmental stability. Beekeeping is one of the thrust areas and flagship programmes of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

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