Nischal Kafle, Narayan Prasad Tiwari

Doi: 10.26480/mahj.01.2024.15.19

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Beekeeping is a traditional practice in Nepal that has evolved to a profit-making industry over time. This review highlights the status of beekeeping and queen production in Nepal shedding lights on the journey of transformation of beekeeping practice from the very beginning to the present. Beekeeping is a source of income for rural communities and a vital component of sustainable agriculture as it enhances pollination and food security. It also highlights the immense potential of beekeeping in Nepal and suggests room to future developments with few human interventions like use of quality queen and good beekeeping practices. Ensuring a quality queen in a hive is crucial for maximum productivity and has emerged as strong hope for the boom of this sector in Nepal. There are several challenges including issues related to infrastructure, quality control and the knowledge gap among beekeepers. However, necessary steps have been taken by different government and non-government bodies relating to this sector and is slowing paving its way to becoming a strong sub-sector contributing to the national economy. The article suggests need for improved infrastructure, regular trainings, and awareness to bring beekeeping and queen rearing to its full potential. With the right support and guidance, these practices could not only boost the income of beekeepers but also contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and the growth of a sustainable beekeeping industry in the country.

Pages 15-19
Year 2024
Issue 1
Volume 4