Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Honey Bee Farming

 Honey is one of the magical product from nature which shows its love towards living world.Honey Bee is the special type of Bee designed to extract Honey from nature and store in a consumable form.In India,Honey is considered as one of the important natural medicine.Many Ayurveda medicines are prepared by using Honey.Honey Bee farming in India is at its initial stage only.Over thousands of years the source of honey was just forests only.But increased exploration and Honey hunting decreased the honey sources and Beehives considerably.Today we are paying for what we have done in past.The Increased applications of Honey and decreasing Honey beehives make Honey a valuable product.So its the right time to make a plan to convert this situation to a successful business for the benefit of us and the Nature.Honey Bee farming or Apiculture or Bee Keeping is a high profit generating business now.

 Honey Bee farming is not a time consuming job.But it require patience.It is like an automated job.Once you setup the system,you just wait.Thousands of Honey bees work for you.What you have to do is give proper security to Beehives and collect honey in time.Being a modern farmer,you can not just do only Honey Bee farming to fulfill your can implement Honey Bee farming along with other farming businesses to get great benefit from it.

 There are lots of things you should keep in mind before starting a Honey Bee farm business.we can do detailed analysis of those things in coming posts.Indian climatic conditions especially in Kerala is suitable for this farming.If you combine Honey Bee farming with rubber plantation,the result will be amazing.So its the right time to take right decision.

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  1. there are around 20 honey bees hives near my house and they are troubling a lot so let me know what to do.
    i am from bangalore

  2. sir i want bee palan and a box banane me kitne rupees kharch lagenge and abox 2 month me kitna sahad nikal sakata hai i live in bhadohi 09559867367

    1. Dear Rahul,
      If you are planning to beekeep,don't go for making box at the starting.Buy a box with bees from local farmer.Average cost per box with bee is Rs.500.Once you are established,you may design your own boxes

  3. i am from kerala malappuram dist i have 10 bee box is ready with me now, only in 2 boxes i have bees. i need more bee colonies. to keep in my own land. so please send me advice. to my mail id

    1. Dear Ibrahim Kutty,
      You have two options
      1.You can opt for colony division.You can either take help of an expert farmer/do it yourself if you can.Lots of videos available in youtube about colony division.
      2.Buy 5 more Bees with boxes and later divide them.Anyway you need to learn how to divide bee hives.If any training required,contact Krishibhavan/KVK.They can arrange for you.All the best