Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Part (II) Increase Crop Production through Beekeeping
Bee Nutrition Plan:
• Arrange for nutritional content in your apiary before beekeeping. • They get their nutrition from pollen and nectar obtained from flowers. Therefore, beekeepers should first ensure the month in which honeybees receive pollen and nectar.
• In the case on the unavailability of natural nectar, sugar solution as an artificial diet needs to be provided.
• Bees receive pollen and nectar from Apricot, Mustard, Coriander, Fennel, Lemon, Litchi, Mangoes, Peanuts, Cucumber, Vegetables, Eucalyptus, Amla, Sunflower, Neem, Gulmohar, Jawar, Millet, Pomegranate, and so on.
• If the flora is in the immediate vicinity, beekeepers should place wooden honeybees rearing box so that they can easily collect nectar and pollen.
Hygen must be maintained around the place of beekeeping. Precautionary measures must be taken to keep predators, such as Large Wax Moths, Small Wax Moths, Lizards, Rats, Chameleons and Bears away._x005F_x000D_
The government has provided nationalized banks with loan facilities for this industry; loans up to Rs 2 to 5 lakhs may be available for this purpose._x005F_x000D_
Source - Mr. S. K. Tyagi_x005F_x000D_
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