5. What is apiculture? How is it important in our lives?
Apiculture refers to the practice of keeping and rearing honey bee i.e. Apis indica in order to produce honey bee, beeswax and other products.
Importance of apiculture
1. Apiculture is used to produce honey which is a highly nutritious product used as an indigenous system of medicines. Honey is also useful for the treatment of ailments such as cold, flu and dysentery.
2. Through apiculture, beeswax is also obtained. It is used in the production of cosmetics, polishes and a few medicines
3. Apiculture is a huge industry that has generated huge employment for people.