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In 2010, Tshering participated in a beekeeping training organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Renewable Natural Resources Research and Development Centre (RNR-RDC) Jakar in Galephu.

Bee Products

Regional Result Sharing Meeting on “Improving Livelihoods through Knowledge Partnerships and Value Chains of Bee Products and Service in the Himalayas”

Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to

The Indian butter tree is a superb multitasker. It controls erosion, grows in poor soil, its seeds are made into butter, its flowers make a tasty honey – and it can help farmers out of poverty. That’s why it’s earned a role in value chain

Retreating Indigenous Bee Populations (Apis Cerana) and Livelihoods of Himalayan Farmers

High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods

Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods

Indigenous Honeybees of the Himalayas: A Community-based Approach to Conserving Biodiversity and Increasing Farm Productivity

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

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

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

Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods

Himalayan Bees and Pollination Portal

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

researchers found that honeybee pollination increases the size of the apple, its shape, and its colour. Overall production was also much higher in orchards where bees were deployed intentionally

Key activities - Bees and Pollination Portal

Bees and Livelihoods

29–30 April: Inception Workshop on Strengthening Honey Production Base and Market Linkages in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

International Consultation Workshop on HKH Centre of Excellence for Asian Bees and Pollination