Farmer Atmanand Singh, a native of Muzaffarpur district of Bihar state, is earning profits worth lakhs of rupees annually through beekeeping. He said that beekeeping is his family's profession. His grandfather had laid the foundation of this business, after which his father entered this business and today he is running this business very successfully.
Just a few days ago, Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda advised the farmers of the country to learn new methods of farming. He said that farmers can earn good profits by doing something new in farming. This statement of his fits perfectly with a farmer from Bihar. Instead of crops, he made beekeeping a source of income and today he is earning profits worth lakhs annually. We are talking about farmer Atmanand Singh of Bihar, who is a resident of Gaushali village of Muzaffarpur district. He is a beekeeper and supports his family through this. If we talk about education, he has studied till graduation.
He said that he has received many awards for his work and contribution to the field of honey production. He said that normally he gets up to 1200 boxes every year. But, currently, they have only 900 boxes. He said that this time due to monsoon and harsh weather, bees have suffered huge losses. Because of this, this time he has only 900 boxes left. He said that beekeeping is a seasonal business, in which the price of bee boxes increases. He said that no one helped him in starting this business of beekeeping. He started this business himself and today is doing beekeeping on a large scale.
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He said that the annual cost of beekeeping depends on many things. There is a one-time investment in this, which comes on the bee box in the initial period. Apart from this, maintenance and labor costs are also included in the cost. He said that it all depends on the market. The price of bee boxes keeps increasing and decreasing according to the season. Similarly, the cost of various types of things combined throughout the year reaches Rs 15 lakh. At the same time, his annual income is around Rs 40 lakh, due to which he gets a profit of Rs 10-15 lakh.