Agriculture in the Jasikan District in recent times is predominantly based on
arable crop production, using traditional slash and burn techniques, which encourages
extensification. There is the need for the development of sustainable agricultural practices
that will not require new land but could still be incorporated into the farm business and be
a source of income for farmers. Beekeeping has been identified as one such sustainable
agricultural practice in the district. Unfortunately there is no study to substantiate the
profitability of the venture, and the efficiency of resource use in the district. This
therefore motivated the study into the economic analysis of beekeeping in the district.
Data was collected from 82 beekeepers using a random sampling method. The
information collected span personal characteristics, production information, marketing
functions and problems of beekeepers.
Profitability analysis showed that each cedi invested in beekeeping business in the
district yields 3.5 cedis. Also B/C ratios computed from budget analysis for some food
crops in the district revealed that on the basis of seasonal production, beekeeping is more
profitable than cassava, maize and cassava intercrop, plantain, yam, minor season maize,
groundnut and cowpeas, taking each as a unit.
Resource use efficiency analysis showed that apiary size and capital were
underutilized in the district. Marketing functions for honey are generally not well
developed in the district. The constraints to the beekeeping production in the district
range from absconding of bees, faulty equipment, slow rate of colonization and marketing
of honey to financial constraints that hinder them from expanding.
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