FAO: bidhaa hazijulikani tu na zina upendeleo kwa watumiaji, lakini hutoa maisha endelevu kwa wakulima wengi wadogo na watu wengine wa vijijini na wasio vijijini. Nyuki hutoa uwezo mkubwa na uwekezaji mdogo. Kwa kuwa ufugaji nyuki wa biashara ya kilimo hauitaji umiliki wa ardhi au kukodisha, inaweza kuanza na vifaa na zana ambazo zinaweza kupatikana mahali hapo na katika hali nyingi ustadi na maarifa yanayohitajika kwa biashara kama hiyo hupatikana ndani ya mila ya kawaida. Kama biashara haitoi tu bidhaa anuwai, kwa mfano asali na nta kati ya zingine, ambazo zinaweza kuuzwa katika masoko ya ndani na kuwa chanzo muhimu cha mapato ya kawaida kwa familia za shamba, lakini pia inaweza kutoa huduma za ziada, kama vile uchavushaji wa mazao. Kwa kuongezea mazao ya nyuki huboresha lishe ya familia ya shamba na inaweza kutoa tiba asili za matibabu.



  1. 01-08-1984 Several types of hives and their construction will be described but it must always be kept in mind that availability of materials is of extreme importance. There are places where lumber is readily available at reasonable prices and, certainly, if it is termite-proof or termite-proofed it is the...
  2. 01-03-2021 Stingless Beekeeping, or Meliponiculture, is the keeping of bees from the tribe Meliponini. Stingless bees comprise hundreds of species with there being a possible 89 confirmed species in Subtropical/Tropical Asia and Australia alone (Rasmussen, 2008); and, while many are able to produce honey,...
  3. 19-05-1982 It is possible that the water repellent just described would be especially helpful for treating wood that is to be used in constructing bee hives. But be careful if you add toxic chemicals to turn it into a water-repellent preservative.
  4. This is a practical book, designed both for small-scale beekeepers and for those engaged in the honey industry, to explain the principles that can be applied to determine a honey's origin. Such investigations involve the microscopic examination of pollen and other particles in a honey which...
  5. 29-11-2016 The first simple step toward protecting our pollinators is to provide the flowers they need, using no pesticides. With abundant native wildflowers, your task is even simpler: don't mow them down! This field guide identifies the plants that honey bees and native bees- as well as butterflies,...
  6. 31-08-2012 Beekeepers continue to face tremendous challenges, from pests, diseases, pollution, climate change, and, in recent years, from the mysterious and devastating phenomenon knows as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, top-bar hives are being used to...
  7. 13-09-2019 Pragmatic and whimsical, Dancing with Bees is the provocative memoir of one wildlife gardener rekindling her relationship with nature by getting to know some extraordinary, magical, little beings. Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution...
  8. 14-02-2019 Session: This workshop seeks to draw together people involved in or interested in top-bar beekeeping. Drawing from our experience of starting beekeeper groups in rural villages in the Mwanza region, we will discuss challenges faced, lessons learned and also the potential for the future of...
  9. Phil Chandler - the Barefoot Beekeeper has some videos on building and maintaining top bar hives.
  10. Abstract, 2018, Journal of Economic Entomology Numerous papers have shown that propolis contributes favorably to worker honey bee (Apis melliferaL.) immune response and colony social immunity. Moreover, resin-foraging specialists are more sensitive than pollen foragers to tactile information in...
  11. 14-07-2015 In northern Thailand, widespread mono-cropping has led to environmental changes which have affected the natural habitat of bees, resulting in diminishing numbers and reduced honey production. As ECHO Asia already has a variety of different flower species, trialing honey production seemed like a...
  12. 20-02-2013
  13. 02-03-2016 Session: The presentation details how African Beekeepers can use The Hive Business Model to build and sustain profitable beekeeping businesses using The Hive Beekeepers Starter Kit comprising of the CAB Hive uniquely made to meet the demands of the African bee and how this model completes the...
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  15. 28-10-2014 Benefits of Beekeeping 1. Bees pollinate crops hence boosting crop yields and household incomes. 2. Honey and other products generate income. People everywhere like honey. Beekeeping is an ideal small scale income generating activity, and there is a ready market for products, both locally and...
  16. 26-03-2015 Apiculture, the scientific management of bees in special enclosures in order to increase yield of hive products and gain pollination benefit, has a great future in Ghana if it is properly harnessed. Traditional method of honey production which is common in many parts of Ghana especially the...
  17. Founded in 1993,Bees for Developmentwas the first organisation to articulate the reasons why beekeeping is such a useful tool for alleviating poverty while helping to retain biodiversity. We focus on simple methods of sustainable beekeeping, always using local bees and local materials. We have...
  18. Determining the Impacts of Pesticide and Nutrition-Induced Stress on Honey Bee Colony Growth and Survival Understanding Honey Bee Microbiota to Improve Bee Nutrition and Colony Health
  19. 01-01-2016 Apis mellifera, or European Honey Bee is only able to take food from250-300 plants in any given location, Grenada is no different. Thismanual is to help with plant identification, advice on planningpropagation and if the plant is a nectar, pollen, or propolis bearing. Megan Wannarka served in...
  20. 01-03-2000 Beekeeping provides rural people in developing countries with sources of income and nutrition. It is a sustainable form of agriculture, which isbeneficial to the environment and provides economic reasons for theretention of native habitats and potentially both increased yield from food and...
  21. Rasilimali Muhimu 01-01-1982 This is a manual for getting started with small scale beekeeping development projects. The intention is to provide an overview of beekeeping and its possibilities as a tool for development. No attempt is made to duplicate technical information given in other readily available resources on...
  22. Rasilimali Muhimu 20-01-2005 Keeping bees can be an interesting hobby or a source of income. This booklet provides information on keeping honey bees, Apis mellifera. It discusses the composition and daily life of a colony, the main principles of bee-keeping, the equipment required and the collection of honey and pollen. In...
  23. 01-01-1976 An early how-to book on beekeeping.
  24. APISERVICES has been active in all aspects of beekeeping for the last thirty years! More than 200 missions in 131 countries Website in English, French, Spanish, German
  25. Access Agriculture Training Video Traditionally, honey was sold in the comb, but nowadays most consumers prefer honey that is extracted from the comb. This processed honey is clean and ready to use, and can be stored over a longer period of time. To ensure that honey keeps its quality, you have...
  26. 14-02-2019 Session: Pollinators are a key component of global biodiversity, providing vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. There is clear evidence of recent declines in both wild and domesticated pollinators, and parallel declines in the plants that rely upon them. Here we describe the nature...
  27. This beekeeping dictionary contains terms frequently used by beekeepers and melittologists. The words are taken from various disciplines including beekeeping, entomology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, and botany. Use the comment section below if you would like to add another word.
  28. Beekeeping or apiculture is a long practiced activity in many parts of the world. Bees are a vital part of the ecosystem - one third of the food we eat would not be available were it not for bees' pollination activities. Beekeeping is often done with very simple equipment. Approaches vary in...
  29. The Kenyan Top Bar Hive isn’t mobile. So, this hive is of little interest to commercial beekeepers renting out their bees for pollination. But, the KTBH is an extremely popular design among commercial beekeepers exclusively engaged in honey production as well as with amateur beekeepers interested...
  30. Welcome to the Honey Bee Research Centre's online beekeeping video series! Our goal was to provide new and advanced beekeepers with demonstrations by our staff on a variety of topics ranging from how to open a hive to queen rearing.
  31. Access Agriculture Training Video In traditional hives, the bees make their own wax combs that are often attached to each other, so harvesting the honey is difficult. Honey can be extracted only two or three times a year from a traditional beehive. A modern beehive produces double to triple the...
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