Principles of Bee Management
All the management practices needed for increased honey production revolve around the following basic principles of bee management:
i) Ensuring built-up of foraging force of bees at right time for collection of surplus nectar.Generally, beekeeping activities start with the onset of spring in cold areas. Therefore, it is appropriate to know the management practices, starting from spring. However, in some parts of the country there are different seasons and the management varies as per season.
ii) Providing space for storage and ripening of nectar into honey by the bees.
iii) Removing honey from hive at right time and extracting it.
iv) Preparing the colonies to withstand any period of dearth and menace of bee enemies.
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