A major programme of beekeeping and sericulture has been launched by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Kenya. The project, it hopes, will alleviate rural

For the small farmer, beekeeping is the new buzzword, as honey presents itself as an alternative source of income

albert einstein is said to have said: "If the honeybee becomes extinct, mankind will follow within four years.' The physicist wasn't entirely off the mark


the diversity of bees and the flowers they pollinate has sharply declined in the uk and the Netherlands since 1980, says a study jointly conducted by scientists from the two countries. The

Of commercial farming?

researchers in France have found

Gopal Paliwal had always been intrigued by the complex physiology of wild or rock honeybees. Today, this 28-year old entomologist boasts of a doctorate (from Wardha University) on the