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The Asiatic honeybee Apis cerana is indigenous to, among other regions, the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. It is found in the forests of all three of the Chittagong Hill Tracts districts: Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban, and presents a

have a rich tradition of beekeeping. Farmers in these valleys have kept Apis cerana bees in traditional bee hives, known locally as katore, for ages and continue

a team of agriculture and beekeeping specialists visited six neighbouring paras (villages) in Khagrachari district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh to meet farmers who are exploring beekeeping as a means of diversifying their

Beekeeping with Apis cerana is a common practice among the pilot households in Taplejung district of Nepal. Over one-third of the households are engaged in this enterprise. Each household has 2–20 colonies of bees in traditional fixed comb log and

Beekeeping is an income generating option in several areas across HKH region. A group of experts from the Initiative International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development’s (ICIMOD) Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the

Sustainable Management of Beekeeping in Nepal: An Effort of ICIMOD

Pollination is a vital ecosystem service that is essential for ensuring human food security as well as maintaining natural ecosystems. Over three quarters of all plants, including world food crops, rely on animal pollinators for better yield and

Trainers’ Training on Beekeeping for Extension Officers in Bhutan


have a rich tradition of beekeeping with the indigenous honeybee, Apis cerana. Over a quarter of households in these villages manage bee colonies traditionally in fixed-comb log or wall

Training of Trainers in Beekeeping Management and Honey Production in Sikkim, India

Beekeeping - ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari

Beekeeping - ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari

Key Steps Developing a beekeeping enterprise

Promoting Beekeeping Enterprises for Improving Pollination Services, Mountain Livelihoods and Resilience

Beekeeping is integral to the livelihoods of mountain farming households in several areas of the HKH region. It helps in improving livelihoods and food security of mountain people. Bees pollinate crops and plants and help in enhancing crop

natural biodiversity. Beekeepers provide pollination services to orchard/crop owners by renting out their bees in return for a

training of lead farmers on beekeeping was organized from 5 -11 January 2017 with the main objective of supporting locals in Baganbari, an AdaptHimal pilot site in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts. The International Centre for

Beekeeping is a common practice among pilot households in the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative in Taplejung, Nepal. Farmers usually keep Apis cerana bees in traditional fixed comb log

Frequently asked questions on bees and pollination