• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 11, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Community Perception on Honeybee and Beekeeping Practices and Constraints in Tripoli


Objectives: To answer research questions onhow educational background affect knowledge and training in beekeeping; how age relates with knowledge, how gender relates with beekeeping constraint, and general constraints of beekeeping. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Quantitative method was used in the study by considering 300 respondents, and the farmers from the community were given an organized questionnaire. The associations between perception, beekeeping practices and constraints associated with beekeeping were explored by means of t-test, ANOVA and descriptive statistics. Data were analyzed using the statistical software SPSS 20.0. Findings: The dominant participants were male between the ages of 21 to 30 years old with college degree which result shows that there is statistically a significant difference between how educational background affect knowledge and they have basic skills and knowledge about beekeeping, honeybee colony management, processing, handling and storage and market information and networking. There is no significant (p = 0.171 > 0.005) relationship between factors that determine knowledge and necessary skill training about beekeeping. There is a significant (p =.000> 0.05) relationship between methods used by the community and the constraints of beekeeping. The constraints faced by the Tripoli community are absconding of colonies, lack of bee colonies, droughts, pesticide poisoning, lack of training and lack of initial capital to start up beekeeping. Application/Improvements: The study suggests that farmers should have modern training for beekeeping and invest in propolis and wax production, well-organized honey market is recommended to increase the current flow of honey. 

Keywords: Beekeeping, Beekeeping Practices, Constraints, Honeybee, Perception


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