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apiculture

[′ā·pə‚kəl·chər]
(agriculture)
Large-scale commercial beekeeping.
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The apiculture presents a hobby to most of the apiculturists, 48 percent and they cultivate from 5 to 30 bee families, 32 percent have 30 to 100 bee families and organizes half-commercial production whereas 13.5 percent are commercial manufacturers with more than 100 bee families.
Florin Bengescu supported the apiculturists by offering them his professional observations in publications such as: Beekeeping, the Richness of the Villager; Systematic Apiculture; Bees and beekeeping in Romania; Bee Farming; Bees and Agriculture; Home of the Bees; Contagious Diseases of the Bees, Apicultural Spelling Book and many articles in different publications.
The book had two editions and it was a thorough guide for many generations of apiculturists. In 1979, its last reviewed and updated edition, the New Beekeeping, was published, a very complex and updated work [12].
While it is widely accepted by pollination biologists that honeybees cannot pollinate all crops and that a high diversity of pollinators is mandatory (e.g., Parker et al., 1987; Kevan et al., 1990; Westerkamp, 1991; Richards, 1993; Batra, 1995; Roubik, 1995a, b; Proctor et al., 1996; Cane, 1997; Kevan, 1999), this information is still unfamiliar to growers and especially apiculturists and horticulturists who still ask for advice.
The most curious suggestion by McGregor (1976), an apiculturist, was "saturation pollination" with honeybees (see also Introduction and Table 1), based on the simple fact that this procedure "has proven feasible on some other crops." In his book, Free (1993) misinterprets the pollination biology of the Annonaceae.
Apiculturists, however, will remember it as the winter their bees died.
He said apiculturists who wanted to keep their farms inside reserves would be issued special identity cards to enter the reserves.
Srinagar, June 17 (ANI): Honey is the buzzword for the apiculturists in Srinagar as they rear their apiaries, laced with hopes of a big harvest, this year.