Honey Bee Farming In India

By | March 24, 2018

Honey Bee Farming In India

  • Honey Bees can produce lots of honey and selling honey can be a business for people who don’t have a lot of money and who have a little space in their backyard to farm their honey bees.
  • Grow of honey bees is called Apiculture.
  • Keep bees at the large scale for commercial purpose as a business plan is increase in the fast growing world.
  • Api-culture is also related is to the agriculture or part of the agriculture.
  • It is difficult to bees as the business when you did not have knowledge about bees and apiculture bees are wild in nature.
  • You can easily learn apiculture knowledge and earn the money with less effort.
  • Now In India Honey Bee farming is commonly done by in hilly region. But day by day local people also start this business to earn money.
  • It is basically produce in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Southern Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
  • Main advantage of this farming is no need of any labor in this business; it is increase day by day.
  • Honeybees produce honey, bee wax and royal jelly thus giving additional benefits of farmers.

Honey Bee Farming Requirements

  1. Nutritive and Medical Value Honey Bee:-

  • Honey is the oldest sweetness on earth.
  • Honey clear blood and arteries. Also useful in throat infection and cosmetic.
  • Also use in avoids cough, eye disorders, digestive problem, blood pressure, colds etc..
  • use is technique in increase memory power of children at small age.
  • Use of honey provides lots of energy to the body and helps in increase athletic performance.
  • Helps prevent cancer and heart problem.
  • Anti –bacterial and Anti-fungal.
  • Use in weight loss.
Honey Bee Farming In India

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  1. Castes Of Honey Bee:

  • Generally, Every Bee colony is made up of Three Types of Bee. For according to their work.

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  1. A Queen Bee
  2. Female worker Bee
  3. Male Drones




  • Queen is a generative and functional female where worker is a sterile female and the drone is male bee insect.
  • Female worker bee is present in large number.
  • It is around more than 30,000 in particular colony.
  • Male drones are present in hundreds of number in the particular colony.
  • It is use for breeding purpose.
  1. Different Species of Honey Bee:

  • There are different species of Honey bee, but most important species of Honey bees are..
  • The Indian Hive Bee.
  • The Rock Bee.
  • The Little Bee.
  • The European or Italian Bee.
  • Dammar Bee or Stingless Bee.
  1. Crops Benefited by Honey Bee farming:

  • Oil Seed Crops: Mustard, Niger, Gingerly, Sunflower, Rape seed, safflower and all other pollen crops.
  • Vegetable Crops: Cucumber, carrot, pumpkin, cabbage, melon, onion, radish, coriander and the turnip crop.
  • Fruits and Nuts: Apricot, apple, Almond, Peach, Strawberry, Citrus and the Litchi crop.
  • Forage Seed Crops: Clover and Lucerne.
  • The Bee farming business is beneficial to these crops in boosting the crop production. List of some crop is…
Crop % Yield Increase
Mustard  47
Sunflower  35-45
Cotton  17-22
Lucerne  100
Onion  91
Apple  47


  1. Pests and Diseases in Honey Bee Farming:

  • The Common pets in Bee Farming are Parasitic mite Varroa destructor, Wax moths, Wax bettes, Brood mite, Wasps, Tracheal Mites, Ants, Birds, Bee Mites, etc..
  • The common Diseases In Bee Farming are European foulbrood disease, Sac-Brood disease, Stone Brood Disease, American Foul Brood, Nosema Disease, Thai sac brood virus, Chalk brood disease, etc..

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  1. Harvesting of Honey Bee farming:

  • IN Honey Bee farming Main Products Beekeeping business are Bees Wax, Bee Venom, Honey, Propolis, Royal Jelly and Pollen.
  • Honey should be harvested at the end of a flowering season.
  • In Traditional or top-bar hives, the beekeeper should select a comb which contain ripe honey covered with a fine layer of white beeswax, usually those nearest the outside of the nest.
  • Honey is extracted only from super combs using honey extractor equipment.




3 thoughts on “Honey Bee Farming In India

  1. Sandeep

    Need to know about the initial cost , suitable area for set up regarding surrounding specifically in Vidharbha region in Maharashtra, any farm near by me I.e. Akola City for visit


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