Participatory Improved Beekeeping Technology Demonstration and Evaluation, Daro Labu, Western Hararghe, Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia

Sudi Dawud


Participatory demonstration and evaluations of improved beekeeping technologies were conducted in Daro labu district of West Hararghe zone with major objectives of  demonstrating improved beekeeping technologies & strengthen research-extension-farmers linkage in beekeeping technology generation and transfer. Demonstration and evaluations of box & transitional hive with ant protection, bee management and product processing was conducted by forming farmers research groups(FRGs) at 4 peasant association (PAs) of Daro labu district; from the demonstration an average of 25.16kg semi-extracted,12.6kg and 6kg crude honey per hive/annum was harvested using box, transitional and traditional hives with ant protection respectively and bees wax purification was also demonstrated on farmers field. Therefore, all the demonstrated and evaluated technologies have been recommended for the mandate area to further promote the technologies in to the areas where there is a gap in utilizing and disseminating the technologies.

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-5-08

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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