Bees زنبور داری

  • Bees are important as a source honey (for sale or consumption) and for pollination of many crops.

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems include a short flowering season, poor pest management that reduces bee populations, microbial diseases (bacterial, fungal, viral, and protozoan diseases), parasitic bee mites, and insects.
  • Priority Opportunities include Integrated Pest Management.

Overview

Management of Bees

  • Beekeeping in Asia Report (FAO)
  • Honeybees, Pollination and Livelihoods Report (ICIMOD)
  • Beekeeping Guidelines (Dari) دری (Terre des hommes)
  • Specialized Equipment video (Madegood.org)
  • Lighting a Smokericon video (Madegood.org)
  • Transferring Colonies to Frame Hives Article (1.6 MB) (Bees for Development Journal 73)
  • Use of Asian Honeybees (Apis Cerana) in Afghanistan Report (MSG James Doten)

Diseases

  • Pests in Beekeeping Info Sheet (UCD)
  • Honeybee Diseases and Pests Manual (1.4 MB) (FAO)

Pollination

  • Pollination Fact Sheet (UC Davis for Roots of Peace)
  • Major Crops that Benefit from Bee Pollination Info Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Pollination in Cucurbits Manual (UCD)
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Provinces

Ghor

Ghazni

Faryab

Farah

Daikundy

Bamyan

Balkh

Baghlan

Badghis

Badakhshan

Zabul

Wardak

Uruzgan

Takhar

Sar-e-Pul

Samangan

Parwan

Panjshir

Paktya

Paktika

Nuristan

Nimroz

Nangarhar

Logar

Laghman

Kunduz

Kunar

Khost

Kapisa

Kandahar

Kabul

Jawzjan

Herat

Helmand