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Social and Economic Auditing of Beekeeping in Uttara Kannada, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Bangalore University, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 64-66, February,10 (2014)

Abstract

Social and economic auditing of beekeeping in Uttara Kannada conducted between May 2008 – May 2011, showed that all beekeepers practiced beekeeping with Apisceranaindica and it is profitable as subsidiary industry. Most beekeepers of the study area acquired training in beekeeping from KVIC (57.97%), KVIB (3.9%) in collaboration with Beekeepers Co-operative Societies. NGO and trained beekeepers also played significant role in beekeeping training. The survey on the socio-economic aspects revealed that, 93% of beekeepers are happy with job satisfaction. 97.6% members of family liked beekeeping and 68% spouses participated in beekeeping. Only 3.6% beekeepers were involved in the preparation of value added products; 65.1% of beekeepers were not happy with loan facilities; and 80.7% of beekeepers were satisfied with marketing conditions.

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