With proper investment, many believe apiculture can provide jobs for thousands across the Himalayan region and allow ‘api-tourism’ to thrive.
Climate crisis, bee mortality and Chinese "adulterated" honey curtailed harvest as well as the demand for European honey, beekeeper associations say. To save colonies, "the bees have killed all the males to get rid of extra mouths to feed" in Italy.
"When I started beekeeping I realised that it's an easy task," says Frozan, 19, who purchased two beehives with a loan three years ago and now has 12 beehives.
Climate change and the use of pesticides are killing the world’s bee population, endangering the survival of global agriculture.
The best of Yemen's honey, known as "Sidr," comes from the Hadramawt region in the southeast, which has been gripped by unrest for years.
Industry experts say the beekeeping sector is still a long way from harvesting its full potential as it is hampered by outdated, low-yield techniques, periodic droughts and uncompetitive prices.
Snowboarders are taking their need for speed to a whole new level with a drone that can fly up to 50 kilometres per hour and pull four people.
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