Pune: Regional honeybee rearing to get a boost

  • | Monday | 13th May, 2019

Regional centres are likely to come up in Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Dahanu and Kanyakumari. To boost production of local honey variants within a specific geographical region in the country, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is planning to set up regional honeybee breeding centres. AdvertisingCurrently, the honey collection takes place at select centres, identified by KVIC and National Bee Board (NBB), along with the state-level breeding centres in select states. A decision in this regard was taken during the annual beekeepers meet, hosted in Pune earlier this year. “The idea of opening regional centres is to help breed honeybees locally and thereby ensure honey production in a region sustains,” Lakshmi Rao, assistant director of Central Bee Research and Training Institute (CBRTI) in Pune, said.

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