Give Economic Importance of Apiculture - Biology


Give economic importance of apiculture



Economic importance of Apiculture:
a. Major products of apiculture are honey and beeswax.
b. Honey has high nutritive value. It contains levulose, dextrose, maltose, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and water.
c. Honey also has medicinal importance. Honey is used as an antiseptic and sedative. It is used in gastrointestinal disorders.
d. Honey bees are pollinating agents. They help to increase crop yield by pollination.
e. Beeswax is used in cosmetics, paints and ointments.
f. Honey is used in manufacturing of cakes and as a flavouring agent.
g. Venom from sting is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and snake bite.

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2014-2015 (October)


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