Apiculture: Scope and Opportunities

  • Apart from honey, products like Bee venom, wax, pollen, Propolis, royal, etc. are obtained from beekeeping.
  • Bee Venom is used in making various medicines for arthritis and rheumatic pain; it is called 'Apitherapy'.
  • Royal jelly is used as a nutritional food. Propolis is a resinous substance, which is used as glue.
  • The process of producing quality honey through beekeeping is known as the 'Sweet Revolution'. 'World Bee Day' is celebrated every year on 20 May.
  • The number of bees in a bee hives ranges from 20,000 to 50,000. The average age of a bee is 45 days, but the age ....
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