It is obvious that apicultural industries play an important role in generating employment opportunities and increasing family income in the rural areas of the world. Control of diseases and pests of honey bees is one of most challenging tasks in improving quality of honey and honey bee by-products, especially for the beekeepers in developing countries. This publication describes common diseases and pests of honey bees and their importance and provides a practical guide to the basic technology available to beekeepers for their control and prevention. The publication is further evidence of the continuing endeavours of FAO to promote beekeeping in developing countries, as a low-cost means of improving local diets, elevating purchasing power and diversifying rural activities.
Agro-industries sub-sector development
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Agricultural and Food Engineering Technical Reports