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IMPORTANCE OF APICULTURE

  1. The honey obtained from bees is used by human beings because of its food and medicinal value.
  2. Honey is also used in the preparation of bread, biscuits, cakes, alcoholic drinks and as fish and poultry food.
  3. Bee wax obtained is used in the manufacture of cosmetics, paints, face creams, ointments, insulators, polishes and for laboratory microtomy.
  4. It provides job opportunities.
  5. In addition to these, bees perform natural cross pollination which leads to an increase in yield of plant products due to hybridization. This is useful in agriculture and horticulture. 

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  1. Image: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Insects/Honey-Bees/i-SCJqJ3F/1/L/beek26-L.jpg
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