Keeping in view the importance of beekeeping as part of the Integrated Farming System in the country, the government approved the allocation for Rs. 500 crore for National Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM) for three years (2020-21 to 2022-23). The mission was announced as part of the AtmaNirbhar Bharat scheme. NBHM aims for the overall promotion & development of scientific beekeeping in the country to achieve the goal of ‘Sweet Revolution’ which is being implemented through National Bee Board (NBB).
|Name||National Beekeeping and Honey Mission|
|Also known as||NBHM|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare|
|Objective||to promote and improve scientific beekeeping nationally|
Objective and Benefits of National Beekeeping and Honey Mission
The main objective of NBHM is to promote holistic growth of beekeeping industry for income & employment generation for farm and non-farm households, to enhance agriculture/ horticulture production, developing infrastructural facilities, including setting up of Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre (IBDC)s/CoE, honey testing labs, bee disease diagnostic labs, custom hiring centers, Api-therapy centers, nucleus stock, bee breeders, etc. and empowerment of women through beekeeping.