Entrepreneurial Potential of Apipreneurs in South Kerala


  • Devapriya S Kaimal Kerala Agricultural University
  • Allan Thomas
  • Amritha V S




Agripreneurship; entrepreneur; beekeeping; self-employment; psychological; management; Kerala


The paper assessed the apipreneurs of Kerala based on their entrepreneurial potential. Ex post facto research design was followed for the study conducted during 2019-2020. The location of the study was South Kerala focusing on three districts viz., Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Kottayam. Seventy-five apipreneurs were randomly selected for the study. Based on the study it was found that about 69 per cent of the apipreneurs had medium level of entrepreneurial potential. The results obtained from principal component analysis on the dimensions of entrepreneurial potential, based on Eigen vectors revealed that the three dimensions viz., entrepreneurial motivation, management competencies and social competencies had influenced the entrepreneurial potential of the apipreneur.

Author Biographies

Devapriya S Kaimal, Kerala Agricultural University

P.G. Scholar,Department of Agricultural ExtensionCollege of Agriculture VellayaniThiruvananthapuram-695522

Allan Thomas

Programme Coordinator,Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Ambalavayal, Wayanad,Kerala- 673 593,

Amritha V S

Principal Investigator,AICRP on honey bees and pollinators, College of Agriculture, Vellayani,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695 522


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How to Cite

Kaimal, D. S., Thomas, A., & S, A. V. (2021). Entrepreneurial Potential of Apipreneurs in South Kerala. Journal of Extension Education, 32(2), 6515–6519. https://doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2020.2.32.6515-6519

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