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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3172-3179
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.392


Training Need Perception of Beekeepers with Respect to the Scientific Beekeeping Practices in Jammu Province
Yogesh Kumar1*, Kaneez Fatima1, Rajinder Peshin2, Bashir A Rather1,
Sushil Kumar2 and Mehrajuddin Sofi1
1High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute (HMAARI),
SKUAST-K, Leh Ladakh, India
2Division of Extension Education, SKUAST Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was undertaken to assess the training needs of beekeepers of Jammu region in order to improve their technical knowhow for increasing honey production and to overcome their various constraints. Four districts were purposively selected for the study which include Jammu, Kathua, Rajouri and Ramban, as the maximum number of the beekeepers fall in these four districts in the Jammu province. The study revealed the highest perception of beekeepers about training needs in different production and protection areas which include honey testing, queen rearing, method of wax production and management of honey bee pests and diseases. The pooled data of the study revealed that training in honey testing was perceived as most important area on the basis of the training need index calculated for the practice as cent per cent of the beekeepers responded positively for requirement of this training followed by queen rearing (90.41%), method of wax production (89.21%), management of insect pests (88.69%), honey processing (85.95%) and giving queen to queen less bees (84.41%).The other bee keeping practices like honey extraction, bee flora, division of boxes and winter packing were also perceived as important trainings by the respondent beekeepers as observed by the training need index. However, the feeding method (70.71%), uniting of boxes (70.37%) and sugar feeding (67.12) were perceived less important amongst the training needs of the respondent beekeepers.     


Keywords: Beekeepers, Beekeeping Practices
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Yogesh Kumar, Kaneez Fatima, Rajinder Peshin, Bashir A Rather, Sushil Kumar and Mehrajuddin Sofi. 2020. Training Need Perception of Beekeepers with Respect to the Scientific Beekeeping Practices in Jammu Province.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3172-3179. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.392