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Beekeeping

Beekeeping or apiculture refers to the management of bee colonies, generally in man-made hives.

Under this category, you will find technologies and practices that can support beekeepers around the world to maximize, in a sustainable way, the benefits from beekeeping, whether it concerns beekeeping using traditional, intermediate or modern techniques.  They cover the full production process: construction of beekeeping equipment, hive management, bee health, harvesting , processing and marketing of beehive products (honey, propolis, pollen, wax, etc.).

The technologies and practices in this category mainly cover beekeeping with European honey bee (Apis mellifera), but you can also find technologies and practices related to beekeeping with stingless bees (meliponiculture) and giant honey bees (Apis dorsata).

The beekeeping category covers the Sustainable Development Goals of no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, as well as responsible consumption and production.

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