Chandigarh, October 18– As many as 34 participants have been imparted training during a three-day online training program organized on beekeeping by Co-director (Training) of Saina Nehwal Institute of Agricultural Technology, Training & Education of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, Dr. Ashok Godara.
Speaking during the closing ceremony of the training program, he said that bee pollination results in better crop productivity. Farmers can increase their income by adopting beekeeping as a cooperative business along with farming, he added.
He said that farmers can expand their business to a larger scale while initially investing only a small amount in beekeeping. People having a land shortage can also start this business. Beekeeping is profitable in the winter season as in this time period there is more number of flowers which are necessary for bees to collect nectar. He said that by adopting beekeeping, farmers can also earn more profit from other substances such as wax, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, etc. besides honey. During this training program, Dr. Bhupindra Singh and Dr. Surendra Singh associated as the coordinators.