Beekeeping in mustard fields

  • Beekeeping and honey cultivation in the mustard fields of Nabagram in Manikganj’s Harirampur. A worker checks for honey in a man-made hive. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Beekeeping and honey cultivation in the mustard fields of Nabagram in Manikganj’s Harirampur. A worker checks for honey in a man-made hive. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A view of a honey bee farm on a mustard field at Nabagram area in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Farmers collect honey extracted from mustard flowers as part of a beekeeping project. They only keep bees in the winter season, when the bright yellow mustard flowers are in full bloom. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A view of a honey bee farm on a mustard field at Nabagram area in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Farmers collect honey extracted from mustard flowers as part of a beekeeping project. They only keep bees in the winter season, when the bright yellow mustard flowers are in full bloom. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A beekeeper maintains a beehive in a bee farming project in the Nabagram area of Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A beekeeper maintains a beehive in a bee farming project in the Nabagram area of Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A view of a honey bee farm on a mustard field at Nabagram area in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Farmers collect honey extracted from mustard flowers as part of a beekeeping project. They only keep bees in the winter season, when the bright yellow mustard flowers are in full bloom. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A view of a honey bee farm on a mustard field at Nabagram area in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Farmers collect honey extracted from mustard flowers as part of a beekeeping project. They only keep bees in the winter season, when the bright yellow mustard flowers are in full bloom. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A beekeeper maintains a beehive in a bee farming project in the Nabagram area of Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A beekeeper maintains a beehive in a bee farming project in the Nabagram area of Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker checks if there is enough honey accumulated to extract before breaking a beehive in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker checks if there is enough honey accumulated to extract before breaking a beehive in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker checks if there is enough honey accumulated to extract before breaking a beehive in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker checks if there is enough honey accumulated to extract before breaking a beehive in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker checks if there is enough honey accumulated to extract before breaking a beehive in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker checks if there is enough honey accumulated to extract before breaking a beehive in Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A beekeeper collects honey by inserting a knife into the honey extracting machine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A beekeeper collects honey by inserting a knife into the honey extracting machine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Md Ismail Hossain, a beekeeper, has set up boxes to collect honey next to a vast mustard field at Nabagram in Manikganj’s Harirampur. He sells honey from this project to wholesalers in the market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Md Ismail Hossain, a beekeeper, has set up boxes to collect honey next to a vast mustard field at Nabagram in Manikganj’s Harirampur. He sells honey from this project to wholesalers in the market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A beekeeper collects honey by inserting a knife into the honey extracting machine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A beekeeper collects honey by inserting a knife into the honey extracting machine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Farmers are busy taking care of beehives and collecting honey from mustard fields as part of a beekeeping project in the Nabagram area of Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Farmers are busy taking care of beehives and collecting honey from mustard fields as part of a beekeeping project in the Nabagram area of Manikganj’s Harirampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi