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The honey bee that is popularly cultivated as a honey producer in Indonesia is the honey bee of the genus Apis. This honey bee is widely cultivated by the community on the edge of the protected forest in Pempatan Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency. This study aims to analyze the behavior and application of breeders to honey bee cultivation. Determination of the research location using the purposive method with the consideration that Pempatan Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency is one of the honey centers. The population in this study amounted to 63 people who cultivate honey bees. Sampling in this study using a purposive sampling method with the number of respondents as many as 30 people. The types of data needed in this study are primary data and secondary data. Primary data was obtained by conducting observations and interviews with respondents. The data analysis method used in this research is quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis. Based on the results of the study showed that the level of knowledge of breeders regarding honey bee cultivation was in the high category as indicated by the average score of 82.00%. the score is 80.67% and the attitude of farmers towards honey bee cultivation is in the agree on category which is indicated by the average score of 81.33%, while the application of breeders to honey bee cultivation is in the good category which is indicated by the average size the achievement score is 85.33%. From the results of the study, it can be suggested that the role of the Government of Karangasem Regency is needed to facilitate farmers in providing counselling on honey cultivation techniques, farmers are expected to continue to develop honey cultivation to make Pempatan Village a center for honey centers in Bali Province and breeders to prioritize honey quality, so that they can be exported to foreign countries.