Published by FAO this text explains many aspects of beekeeping and its role within forest livelihoods. It includes descriptions of the various bee species, their importance within ecology, agriculture and rural livelihoods. It describes honey hunting, beekeeping and meliponiculture. The various products and services utilised from bees are described, as well as value-added products, marketing, trade and constraints to development. The text is interspersed with numerous fact boxes and case studies, and together with appendices, we hope that many people working in this field will find this a useful reference and source of reliable information.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO
204 Pages, 2009