'Apis cerana Indica', our local species
Farmers getting trained for beekeeping. The above pictures show how we can get the natural hives and how we can domesticate them. Apis Cerana indica( in kannada 'thuduve jenu') is a local species which we can find in many natural habitat like anthills,abandoned tyres, box, holes in coconut trees etc.. We train farmers to capture them and domesticate them in the bee boxes. We can extract honey which is very rich in nutrition. Cerana's honey is in great demand than that of the European species mellifera. Efforts are required to encourage and support a farmer if he wants to start up beekeeping for both pollination and honey production.