Apiculture has been practiced across many generations in Rwanda and it plays a critical role in improving livelihoods. It does this in several ways where it is an income generating activity; honey (the main hive product) has numerous medicinal values. It supports and greatly contributes to several critical natural processes for example forest conservation and cross pollination.
Apiculture should be developed not only for the production of products that can be traded or used by the society, but also to promote the multiplication of bees that can pollinate 80% of crops in the country, mentioned by ministry of agriculture and animal resources in 2009.
There 8 gifts from honeybees:
· Royal jelly
· Larval of bees
· Bee wax
· Bee venom
TRADITIONAL ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF BEEKEEPING
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