Yes, apiculture offers mulitple advantages to farmers,they are:
i. Honey is a food of high nutritive
value and also finds use in the indigenous systems of medicine.
ii. Honeybee also produces beeswax, which
finds many uses in industry, such as in the preparation of cosmetics and
polishes of various kinds.
increased demand of honey has led to large-scale beekeeping practices; it has
become an established income generating industry, whether practiced on a small
or on a large scale.
beehives in crop fields during flowering period increases pollination
efficiency and improves the yield–beneficial both from the point of view of
crop yield and honey yield.
The most common species which is reared in India
is Apis indica