December 16, 2014

BEEKEEPING AND ITS BENEFITS

  • Bee farming is a rewarding and enjoyable occupation with many benefits. It has a number of advantages over other farm enterprises
  • Requires little land (50 colonies require a ¼ acre ) which does not have to be fertile
  • Honey is a source of non-perishable food
  • Capital investment is low compared to other farm enterprises
  • Beekeeping or bee farming is cheap and relatively not competitive to other Agricultural enterprises i.e. does not compete for resources
  • Labour required is low.
  • Many products can be obtained which are great source of income i.e. honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, bee venom, royal jelly, bee colonies, bee brood, queen bees, and package bees.
  • Encourages environmental conservation.
  • Bees are good pollinators of plants, trees, fruits and crops, thus playing a big role in bio-diversity and improvement of crop yields
  • The therapeutic value of most hive products provide remedy for a number of ailments (Apitherapy)
To get the network information in bee keeping visit: 

 http://www.nafis.go.ke/livestock/bee-keeping/

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