Apiculture is one of the specific missions under the IBDLP which can play a crucial role in poverty reduction, employment generation and livelihood promotion. The Apiculture Mission is being initiated across the State in a convergent mode with the Department of Commerce and Industries. The Mission has been designed to spur initiatives integrative with Meghalaya’s biophysical attributes to confer livelihood improvement through gainful employment of the local populace. It was conceived as a mission -mode apiculture development strategy underpinned by intensified honey production, domain expansion of honey product development, creation of market linkages for profitable marketing of honey and honey products, and community engagement for creating an effective and sustainable income source through infrastructural and human capacity development. Technical assistance along with innovative financing and market linkages under institutionalized management are the key vehicles for implementing the strategy for up scaling and promoting apiculture as an organized enterprise.