Livestock | VOL.14, ISSUE 83, MAY-JUNE 2013

India’s bee industry calls for attention

A decade ago, Kuntanahalli, a village in Doddabalapur taluk, located 55 kms to the North West of Bangalore, was laden with bountiful produce throughout the year. As the Doddabalur town changed into a small industrial hub, the villagers started selling agricultural land while many quit farming. This in turn severely affected the apiary activity in the region. Lakshman Gowda, 51, a marginal farmer in Kuntanahalli recalls yields of 10-12 kgs of honey per year, per beehive box, a decade ago,...

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