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Beekeeping Business: This Man Leaves Private Job to do Beekeeping and is Now Earning in Lakhs!

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Beekeeping in India

Agripreneurshipis a recent trend in global business and success mantra for many successful business personalities. Moreover, the trend of Indian youth is now increasing rapidly in areas like animal husbandry, beekeeping along with modern and scientific farming . This is the reason why the youth are not only earning handsome through farming or animal husbandry, but also establishing a separate identity. Praveen Raghuvanshi of Savri village, Multai tehsil of Betul district, Madhya Pradesh  has proved it again. Earlier, who used to work in companies related to agriculture is now earning into millions by beekeeping.

Journey from Private Job to Agripreneurship

Praveen did his MSc in Horticulture (Horticulture) in 2012. After doing post graduation, he worked in many big companies in the agriculture sector. A few years he joined several NGOs and started training students under the motivational program. During this time he always thought that he should do something different.

"I always wanted to do something different in the agricultural sector. As a result, I decided to quit my private sector job and start beekeeping", said enthusiastic Praveen.

Today, on the strength of his hard work and dedication, he has set up his own company named Bee World India (https://www.beesworldindia.com ).

Produces 10 Types of Honey

Praveen said that they produce 10 types of honey. Among them, wild flower honey, mustard honey, eucalyptus honey, karanja honey, neem honey, coriander honey and berries honey are prominent. Jamun honey sugar is very beneficial for the patient. Hence there is a good demand in the market of Jamun Honey. They also run training programs for the proper knowledge of beekeeping. He says that farmers can earn extra from the production of honey apart from farming. 

European Bee to follow

They follow the European bee species Apis mellifera, in addition to the Indian bee Apis cerana. A box of Indian bees produces 15 to 20 kg of honey in a year. At the same time, 30 to 60 kg of honey can be produced in a year from a European species. A good earning can be made by following the European species of bee.

5 times production in one year

He told that 30 to 60 kg of honey can be produced in a year from a box of European bee. Praveen says that there are about 25 thousand bees in a box. There is a good production of honey in the months of October to February. Boxes of bees are kept near fields in which mustard or other crops have flowered. Bees pollinate and produce honey. Honey can be produced 5 times in a box in a year.

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