Training-cum-Demonstration Programme on Scientific Beekeeping

     A training-cum-demonstration programme on “Scientific Beekeeping” was organized at Laban Saro village of Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya on 12th March, 2021 by the ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Umiam, Meghalaya under Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP). A total of 32 farmers including interested beekeepers participated the programme. The programme started with the welcome address by Dr. Tasvina R. Borah, Scientist (Plant Pathology), Division of Crop Science. The day long training-cum-demonstration elaborated on “Scientific Beekeeping” for livelihood improvement of farmers as well as scope for entrepreneurship development on this potential venture for unemployed rural youth in Meghalaya. Various scientific speeches were given on beekeeping including hands on demonstrations and problem associated with the beekeeping by Dr. Sandip Patra, Scientist (Agricultural Entomology), Division of Crop Science. Various scientific accessories related to beekeeping such as hives (including all inner parts), bee veils, knife, extractor, excluder sheet and gloves were demonstrated to the farmers/beekeepers by the scientist. The training and hands on demonstration assured that the beekeepers to get the best out of art of beekeeping. The programme was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Tasvina R. Borah. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Sandip Patra, Scientist (Agricultural Entomology), Dr. Tasvina R. Borah, Scientist (Plant Pathology), Dr S. Ruth Assumi, Scientist (Horticulture) and Dr. Pampi Paul, Scientist (Extension) of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya.

Participants of the training alongwith resource persons
Demonstration of scientific beekeeping accessories to the participants