Living with Honeybees - A Decade of Enrichment of Thought and Understanding

Indigenous honeybees occupy a major place in the apicultural landscape of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. The region is home to five different species of indigenous honeybees, Apis cerana, Apis dorsata, Apis florea, Apis laboriosa, and Apis andreniformis. Bees play an important role in the pollination of various crops and natural flora and enhance floral diversity and agricultural productivity.

This article was written by Farooq Ahmed and Uma Partap of ICIMOD and was published in ICIMOD'S Newsletter No. 54 under the title "Sustainable Mountain Development" in Spring 2008.