Extent of Knowledge of Beekeepers in Relation to Improved Apiculture Practices in Jammu Province


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Authors

  • Yogesh Kumar High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
  • Bashir Ahmad Rather High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
  • Rajinder Peshin Division of Extension, SKUAST-Jammu, (J & K)
  • M S Nain Division of Extension Education, IARI, New Delhi
  • Kaneez Fatima AMFU, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
  • Lokendra Singh Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, IARI, New Delhi
  • M. S. Kanwar High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh

Keywords:

Knowledge, beekeeping, management, Bee, Honey production

Abstract

The study was conducted to ascertain the knowledge level of beekeepers of Jammu region with respect to the improved beekeeping practices. Four districts were purposively selected for the study which includes Jammu, Kathua, Rajouri and Ramban, due to the maximum number of the beekeepers in these four districts in the Jammu province. The proportionate sampling plan was adopted to select 210 beekeepers.  Data was collected with a knowledge test comprising seven improved beekeeping practices. All the districts revealed a significant knowledge gap in all the improved beekeeping practices especially in bee biology, bee enemies, bee breeding and disease management. The marginal beekeepers possessed a low level knowledge regarding these practices. However, the pooled data revealed maximum mean knowledge score with respect to general information followed by management of boxes . The minimum mean knowledge score was recorded in case of knowledge about bee enemies  and bee biology. It is concluded that beekeepers of Jammu region had a significant level of knowledge about general beekeeping practices but they were lacking knowledge in some important areas like bee breeding, queen management, bee enemies/disease management and production of other bee products which are important for flourishing the apiculture industry.

Author Biographies

  • Yogesh Kumar, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh

    High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh

  • Bashir Ahmad Rather, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
    Sr. Scientist, Entomology High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
  • Rajinder Peshin, Division of Extension, SKUAST-Jammu, (J & K)
    Professor, Division of Extension, SKUAST-Jammu, (J & K)
  • M S Nain, Division of Extension Education, IARI, New Delhi
    Division of Extension Education, IARI, New Delhi
  • Kaneez Fatima, AMFU, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
    AMFU, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh
  • Lokendra Singh, Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, IARI, New Delhi
    Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, IARI, New Delhi
  • M. S. Kanwar, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh

    High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh, Ladakh

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Submitted

07.11.2020

Published

07.11.2020

How to Cite

Extent of Knowledge of Beekeepers in Relation to Improved Apiculture Practices in Jammu Province. (2020). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 56(3), 69-75. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/106982

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