Information of BeeKeeper Cooperatvie of Bhutan

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Beekeeping in Bhutan dated back to 1960s and 1970s when several attempts were made by the government to introduce beekeeping which had no concrete achievement. It was private venture by Mr. Fritz Maurer, in 1986, who introduce European honeybee (Apis Melliferal) in Bumthang valley.....read more

Production Plan

The cooperative consisting of 26 active members has been producing and harvesting natural honey which has been marketed by the cooperatives. read more

LABOUR REQUIRMENT AND COST

The labor costs are calculated for various labor cost incurred by the cooperative in the processing unit, mainly for the packaging, labeling and maintenance work.read more

OPERATIONAL PLAN

The beekeepers cooperative of Bhutan is governed by general assembly (GA), which elects the Board of Director (BoD) composed of 5 members.read more

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

Despite honey being marketed by the cooperative, owing to huge demand in the country vis-à-vis comparatively lesser production from the cooperative, honey is also imported in Bhutan from Indian market (mainly the Dabur Honey). read more

MARKETING PLAN

As already mentioned the member’s roles are limited to production, harvest and extraction of honey. For better price margin and for assurance of the quality, the honey purchased by the cooperative from the members is processed, packed and marketed by the cooperative (management team). read more

SWOT ANALYSIS

In order that we derive overall assessment from triangulated information, a SWOT analysis was undertaken with the members considering all aspect of their cooperative. read more

CHARACTERISTICS OF HONEY

The association mainly produces natural honey. Part of this is further processed into creamed honey. Although some quantities of bee wax are produced, the wax is used to maintain the beehive’s combs.read more