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Beekeeping in Pakistan (History, Potential, and Current Status)

Version 1 : Received: 20 July 2020 / Approved: 22 July 2020 / Online: 22 July 2020 (06:26:48 CEST)

How to cite: Khan, K. Beekeeping in Pakistan (History, Potential, and Current Status). Preprints 2020, 2020070503 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0503.v1). Khan, K. Beekeeping in Pakistan (History, Potential, and Current Status). Preprints 2020, 2020070503 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0503.v1).

Abstract

Pakistan is an important country located in South Asia and ranks the world's sixth most populous country. It has diverse landscapes with their own specific vegetation. The country specific vegetative diversity has a great ecological and economic impact on the conservation of local fauna. It has huge potential for sustainable beekeeping industry if properly exploited. Beekeeping in Pakistan is mainly focused in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and central and north regions of Punjab provinces but nowadays it is growing rapidly across the country. Honey produced in Pakistan enjoys good repute in the Middle East due to its unique taste and quality. Pakistan exports around 4000 tons of the honey with the worth of about $ 23.00 million to Arab countries every year.

Subject Areas

beekeeping; honey bees; honey production; bee forage plants; honey producing capacity

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