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Oromia Agricultural Research Institute

Holeta Bee Research Center


Holeta bee research center aspires to see improved livelihood, market oriented beekeepers in Oromia and bee center of excellence in East Africa.


To adapt and generate a technological option that contributes to increase production and productivity of beekeeping, and conserve natural resources on sustainable bases through interdisciplinary and participatory research approach, need based training and advisory services there by improve the livelihood of beekeepers.


Objectives of the center

Ø  Generating, adapting and demonstrating improved apicultural technologies

Ø  Provide need-based training and advisory services

Ø  Coordinating regional and national apiculture research

Ø  Develop apiculture research strategy and policy guideline

Ø  Assist other research centers launch apiculture research.

Research Process Descriptions

The center has 7 research cases in organized in one team.

v  Honey bee products post harvest handling, processing and quality control

v  Beekeeping management and genetic improvement which includes colony multiplication and management for better productivity

v  Bee botany (bee forage and pollination ecology)

v  Bee healthy/protection

v  Honeybee equipment engineering.


v  Apiculture research and extension socio-economic.


Holeta Bee research center is a pioneer research center that is mandated to conduct research in apiculture in the region as well as the country, which is found in Special Zone of Oromia around Finfine, 37 km west to Addis Ababa/Finfinne.


Tel    0112,37,00,23/0112,37,03,71/02112,3707,51

Fax     0112,3721,15

P. O. Box    22, Holeta

Website      www.hbrc.gov.et

E-Mail     wkibebew@gmail.com

Address Zone:- Finfine special zone_ Wereda__Welmera