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National Bee Board

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation

Pawanexh Kohli

Implementing NHM &

HMNEH Schemes in

SFAC registered National Bee Board

Unorganized Sector under Society Act, 1860.

1990 1993 2000 2006 2014

National Beekeeping
Development Board NBB was reconstituted
with Secretary (A&C) as
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Secretary (A&C)
Additional Secretary
Vice Chairman
Joint Secretary (NHM)
Member Secretary
Executive Director & Principal Director (Horticulture)
Executive Officer of the Board
Regular Members: (i) Addl. Secy. & Financial Advisor
(ii) Horticulture Commissioner
(iii) MD, SFAC
(iv) ADG (PP), ICAR
(vi) Chairman, APEDA

Nominated member Expert in Apiculture

Elected members: 8 amongst prominent beekeepers, honey
societies and industries
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# NLA Focus Area

1 APEDA Coordination for export of Horticulture Crops
2 CDB TSG for coconut related programmes
3 DASD Development of planting material for spices
4 DCCD Development of planting material for cashew and cocoa
5 DMI Market Agency and monitoring of programs
6 FHEL Feasibility studies and DPRs for integrated cold-chain
7 HIL Production of vegetable seeds
8 MANAGE HRD related programmes for field functionaries
9 MFPI Programmes relating to processing of horticulture produce
10 NBB Development of Beekeeping for pollination
11 NCCD Cold-chain capacity building
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• Through pollination of scientific beekeeping.

Productivity • Coordination & Management of good beekeeping practices for all apiary

• No land ownership required .

Inclusivity • Support to marginal and small farmers including women.
• Negligible investment.

• Self multiplication of colonies.

Sustainability • Entrepreneurship for unskilled labour.
• Formation of FPOs by involving industry, NGOs and Govt. agencies.

• Transfer through trainings, seminars, and exposure visits.

Technology • Guidelines from scientific community, AICRP, SAUs, etc.

• Registration of beekeepers for traceability.

Quality • Advisories for quality control parameters.
• Coordination with regulatory authorities for fixation of standards.

• Vertical integration of beekeepers, traders and exporters.

Marketability • Horizontal level meetings with different regulatory bodies and
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1 Registration of beekeepers and farmers for traceability purpose.

Integrating tribal and fringe communities of forest dwellers into

2 beekeeping

Coordination for formulating standards for honey and other bee hive
3 products for domestic and international markets.

4 Ensuring hassle free transportation of bee colonies during migration.

5 Advisories on good beekeeping practices.

6 HRD: Training, seminar, exposure visits, etc.

7 Providing bee boxes, bee colonies, etc. to beekeepers.

8 Publication of Magazine “Bee World”.

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Annual subscription
From Member Registration of Fresh Membership
Organizations Beekeepers
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Industries /


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Pollination support through beekeeping

Component Cost Norm Assistance Pattern
i) Production of nucleus Rs. 20.00 lakh 100% of the cost.
stock (Public sector)
ii) Production of bee Rs. 10.00 lakh 40% of cost for producing min. of
colonies by bee breeder 2000 colonies / year
iii) Honey bee colony Rs.2000/colony of 40% of cost limited to 50 colonies /
8 frames beneficiary.
iv) Bee Hives Rs 2000/ per hive. 40% of cost limited to 50 colonies /
v) Equipment including Rs. 20,000/set 40% of the cost limited to one set
honey extractor (4 frame), per beneficiary.
food grade container (30
kg), net, including
complete set of Bee
keeping equipment.
Assistance from NBB to farmers for various capacity building
programmes under NHM / HMNEH Pawanexh Kohli

S.N. Item Cost Norms Pattern of Assistance

1. Training of Farmers
i) Within the State Rs. 1000/day per farmer 100% of the cost.
including transport
ii) Outside the state Project based as per actual. 100% of the cost.
2. Exposure visit of
i) Within the state
ii) Outside the state Project based as per actual. 100% of the cost.
iii) Outside India Rs. 4.00 lakh/participant Project based. 100% of air/rail
travel. Course fee cost to be
funded under Mission
3. Training/study tour of
technical staff/field
i) Within the state Rs.300/day per participant 100% of the cost.
plus TA/DA, as admissible
ii) Study tour to progressive Rs. 800/day per participant 100% of the cost.
States/units (group of plus TA/DA, as admissible
minimum 5 participants)
iii) Outside India Rs.6.00 lakh per participant 100% of air/rail travel and course
fee cost to be funded under
Mission Management.
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(a) North - Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab,

Himachal Pradesh- A.mellifera(A.mel.), Uttarakhand &
Jammu & Kashmir –A.cerana (A.cer.)
(b) South – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil
Nadu, Pondichery, Andman & Nicobar,etc. - A.cerana
(c) East – Bihar & West Bengal -(A.mel), Orissa, All North
Eeastern States (8), Chhattisgarh, & Jharkhand, -
(d) West – Rajasthan- (A.mel), Gujarat, Maharashtra,
Madhya Pradesh, Goa - A.cerana.

Bee’s Wax
• Increase crop yield through pollination
• Honeybee produces
1. Honey: Nutritious whole food with medicinal
2. Bees wax: More valuable, used in candle,
pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.
3. Bee venom: Used for treatment of arthritis,
rheumatic and pains (treatment known as
4. Royal jelly: Nutritious, increase vigour and
vitality/fertility. Royal Jelly
5. Bee Pollen: Rated as Super Food.
6. Propolis: Resinous substance uses as gum.
7. Honey and hive products: source of income to the
farm family, helps employment generation.
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 Selection of good apiary site  Administering antibiotics to bees
 Selection of good quality bees  Storing honey in tin containers
 Proper placement of colonies in  Spraying of insecticide or
apiary pesticide in bee flora
 Frequent inspection of colonies  Fumigation of colonies except
for hygiene when honey is extracted
 Provision of fresh water in the  Frequent change of hive sites
 Dearth period management
 Care during honey extraction and
 Management of colonies from
pests & bee diseases
 Store honey in food grade plastic
or stainless steel container
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 Production approximately 65,000 MTs. of Honey, involving about 2.5

lakhs beekeepers.
 Year wise and country wise honey export in 2012-13.

Country 2012-13
Qty (in tons) Value (Rs. in crores)
United States 22280 310.00
Saudi Arabia 1384 1.83
UAE 359 0.36
Belgium 228 0.32
EU 376 0.53
Other locations 1153 42.96
Total 25780 356.00
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 State wise data on beekeepers and honey production not available.

 Beekeepers registered with NBB may be given preference in
 Training to be imparted to beekeepers/farmers before extending
 Need to maintain separate record of budget spent on beekeeping
 Cluster approach to be adopted for beekeeping.
 Involvement of industry and NGOs.
 Beekeepers getting benefits to register with NBB.
 Registration of beekeepers is for five years.
 Registration form available on NHM website (
 Migration of bee colonies to places of more bee friendly flora to be
facilitated without difficulties at state borders and check posts in
respect of all beekeepers.
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National Bee Board

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
Ministry of Agriculture
Government of India