Bee keeping is a tradition that started time in memorial with traditional log hives & wild woodland honey playing an important role in the production of honey, the honey has been used as food, medicine, preservative, cultural ceremonies, brewing etc.
Bee keeping is of economic importance which is relatively cheap and not competitive to other forms of agriculture. Bees are good pollinators for plants and play an important role in plant biodiversity.
Beekeeping is therefore considered as an agro-based enterprise that is able to develop healthy linkages between biodiversity (insects and plants) and sustainable livelihood of the people through income generated from hive products
As beekeeping is receiving a lot of attention in integrated rural development projects, Bee-care apiculture development program (Badep) is concerned in propagating knowledge concerning the value of bees and beekeeping to the society, environment, and reduction of human practices that threaten the survival of bees