In bee farming site selection was the biggest and the arduous work to be done by commercial bee farmer. Travelling a week in search of bee flora and finally getting the site being selected, bee farmer has to migrate his bee colonies over the site and restricting the other bee farmers to maintain an ideal distance of three to four km. That was the practical code of conduct every bee farmer has to follow and this was really abided by every apiculturist to maintain it as compulsory rule. It is naturally implied law made by honey bees themselves because they have crow flight range of three to four km. around the site of that particular apiary. I am reminding my visit to see the Natural Farming practices done by Dr. Pratap C. Aggarwal in Friends Rural Centre and by Sh. Raju Titus in his own farm at Hosingabad Madhya Pradesh. I visited their farms during the rainy season I was surprised to see the numerous colonies of apis-dorsita, wild giant honey bees hanging in huge banyan tree, that site indicated big potential of producing honey, wax, royal jelly, pollen and propolis and also breeding activity for the distribution of bee colonies to progressive farmers to enhance their 25% crop productivity through proper pollination. We have introduced this pollination activity in apple orchards of Himachal Pradesh long time back, that way Himachal stood first by providing pollination services to their orchardists in Asian continent. So natural farming and bee farming are both inter dependent which can prosper in the rural background of our country. Every village of India should have bee colonies to support natural agriculture sector to prosper and that way we will open up more self employment opportunity to our young people. We can even accommodate city dwelling young people to seek employment in the healthier environment.
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