Agricultural Sciences


Improved Bee Hive for Quality and Hygienic Extraction of Honey


Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Honey Production

Social Benefits:

In this context, CSIR-IHBT in collaboration with CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO), Chandigarh developed improved bee hive for hygienic extraction of honey with following salient features : Extraction and harvesting of honey without disturbing the frames and honey bees, No mortality of honey bees during harvesting as compared to honey extractors, Yield of honey /hive/year is approximately 30-35 kilograms, Portable, low cost device (only Rs. 5000/- per unit)

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Himachal Pradesh

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Demonstration

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Brief Description

Description :

Conventional honey production involves series of extraction steps that uses heat and dehumidification assisted with centrifugal extraction process. This involves several manual and semi-automatic steps leading to uncertain quality standards. In addition, traditional methods are time consuming, labour intensive and cause high mortality of honey bees leading to poor honey quality fetching lower market price. This necessitates development of improved bee hive with inbuilt mechanisms for hygienic honey extraction.

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