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Apiculture strategies in Malaysia: planning and implementation

Lim, Yong Wah and Baharun, Rohaizat (2009) Apiculture strategies in Malaysia: planning and implementation. In: Contemporary Issues in Marketing. Penerbit UTM Press, Skudai, Johor, pp. 33-54. ISBN 978-983-52-0717-4

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Apiculture is the science of beekeeping. Human being deals with wild bee for more than 8,000 years, by collecting honey, as presented in rock paintings dating from 8000 to 15,000 years. The earliest recorded hives are seen in paintings and drawings on tombs and other monuments in Egypt, and the design spread and matured all around the Mediterranean (Gould, et al 1988). According to Chang et al (2003), beekeeping existed in China Since 1600 B. C. Feral bee colonies were kept in hand made cases. Hives exploit the honeybees’ natural tendency to build nests in cavities, and allow beekeepers to easily transport and manipulate bee colonies. This mobility has enabled beekeepers to introduce honeybees around the world, except areas in which bees survival were threatened by extreme environment.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:14446
Deposited By: Siti Khairiyah Nordin
Deposited On:26 Aug 2011 08:12
Last Modified:09 Aug 2017 08:40

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