Beekeeping in Rural Development

Unexploited Beekeeping Potential in the Tropics: With Particular Reference to the Commonwealth

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Bees and Beekeeping in the Tropics, and Trade in Honey and Beeswax with Special Reference to the Commonwealth

Honey and beeswax have been valued since earliest times, and in many regions they are among the commodities mentioned in the earliest written records. A number of regions in the tropics and sub-tropics have a long tradition of beekeeping, which originated centuries before today's “countries” were defined. The climate and physical geography of an area helped to determine how the bees of the area evolved and which of them are capable of wider and better use today.


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