Beekeeping describes the skill of keeping bees for income and food Beekeeping offers a good opportunity for farmers to start up a small-scale business. Bees produce several products including honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and venom, which all have various applications. The demand for bee products is increasing at the national and international level. In addition, beekeeping benefits the environment and agricultural crops. It does it in the following ways:
- Pollination of agricultural crops
Bees play an important role in the pollination of many flowering plants and crops. They improve yields and quality of both field and horticultural crops. They are of special importance in coffee, cocoa, mango and avocado.
- Conservation of biological diversity
Pollination of wild plants increases their seed production and thus contributes to their maintenance and to conservation of natural biodiversity