Apiculture - General
The main aim of this piece of work is to establish a true apiculture resource data base in Ethiopia with special attention on written documents, on teaching manuals, and on some literatures reviews done in research, production, processing, marketing, and on tools and equipment locally made, on lists of processors, manufacturers, and importers and suppliers organized in Ethiopia.
The Role of Agricultural Universities/Colleges in Transforming Animal Agriculture in Education, Research and Development...
IPMS introduced a participatory and market oriented commodity value chain development approach to help boost production and productivity of smallholder farmers. Apiculture was one of the intervention areas of the project. This article is a synthesis of the project experience in the apiculture value chain development.
The Ethiopian Journal of Animal Production is a peer reviewed journal publishing original basic and applied research articles, short communications, technical notes, and review articles dealing with livestock and livestock related issues. Although the journal focuses on livestock production in Ethiopia, papers from similar agro-ecological regions of the world are welcomed.
During the rule of King Ezana in the third century AD, apiculture was already known in Ethiopia. Honey was harvested by hunter gatherers who collected it from bees living in the forests. Over time the hunter gatherers started using local hives to encourage the bee colonies to produce their honey in them. The advantage of the introduction of this technology was easier access to the honey and an increase in the harvested amount of honey/colony. Honey was thus produced over from one generation to the next, with little or no external expertise/knowledge.