Impacts Organic Honey production program
In mountain villages of Uttarakhand women perform a certain specific role in beekeeping such as maintaining hives and colonies. Today, due to extensive field extension, women are equally participating in honey value chain activities right from production to harvesting and trading.
Honey production and income
There has been tremendous growth in honey production over the year. It is estimated that 32-35 MT honey is being produced collectively by 386 honey producers groups (PGs). Conserving Himalayan bee Indica through development of bee colonies has resulted in over 9414 colonies. Honey production has impacted not only on the economic security of the participating households but also on the local bio-diversity due to pollination services rendered by the bees.