Beekeepers looking into beehive boxes, as they monitor their bees at their farm in Wusan area of north Kashmir's Tangmarg.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Beekeepers carry mesh occupied by bees as they release them from boxes into open air to collect the nectar.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
A worker removes honey from Honey Super as the harvesting season of the sweet crop gets underway in Kashmir.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Hilal Ahmad Wani, who owns the beekeeping farm in the area, said the production of the honey has gradually decreased due to environmental pollution.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
The Beekeepers in Kashmir migrate to warmer places like Jammu and Gujrat along with their hives to protect their bee colonies from harsh winter in the Himalayan region.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
As per Hilal the monthly production of honey per colony has decreased from 15 KG in 2010 to 3 KG in 2020. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Vast agricultural tracts of horticultural land are available in Kashmir for beekeeping and exporting it other parts of the country.
However, the farmers claim that the production has decreased due to environmental pollution.