Ms. D. Janani is a Research Scholar at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. Her father being an apiculture farmer, the knowledge that Ms Janani has accumulated in Apiculture is quite vast and informative.
Honey bee farming (Apiculture) in India is usually done by the people in the hilly area but nowadays, local people are also starting this business in the plains with less effort. In India it is in practice in several states, including Uttar Prades, Jammu & Kashmir, Sourther Rajasthan, Punjab, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Gujarat. The apiculture not only yield honey, but also several by products like Royal Jelly, Bee Venom, Bee Wax, Propolis, etc. It also increases the crop yield and indulge the doubling of farmer’s income.