Wild Bee-keeping

Bee-keeping not only provides honey but bees pollinate fruit trees, oil plants and other
perennial and annual crops. Sometimes, these pollination services can be much more important
economically than the honey that is also produced. Productivity and household income can
therefore be much enhanced through cultivating and retaining trees in landscapes to provide
habitat for bees. When designing agroforestry systems, the use of a range of tree species
flowering at different times can provide better forage for bees, therefore enhancing both honey
and tree and annual crop production.