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World Honey Bee Day
To create awareness about Beekeeping and uses of its products World honey bee day was organized under the guidance of Dr. Vipan Kumar Rampal, Deputy Director (T) at KVK, Ropar on 19.8.17 in which bee keepers, progressive farmers and trainees of beekeeping were participated. Dr. Ashok Kumar, Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology) informed that the day is celebrated as a form of honoring the honey bees and the beekeepers. Honey Bee Day celebration will also bring the awareness among the people through education and provides the importance and contributions of honey bees to the environment He advised the farmers to increase their income through value addition and new marketing strategies. He talk about scope of Bee-keeping in Rupnagar district, unemployed rural youth and farmers can take up this enterprise and improve their economic condition. Beekeeping can supplement the farm income by increasing the crop productivity. Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja, Assistant Professor (Horticulture) elaborated the KVK activities and said KVK Ropar committed to conduct vocational trainings, transfer of technologies, on farm research and act as knowledge resource centre for the district farmers. He gave valuable suggestions about bee flora, quality, value addition and marketing of their products. S. Rajinder Singh Malwa, President, Bee keeper association, Ropar presented the scenario of beekeeping in Ropar and raised some issues like introduction of GMO sarson and GST implementation on honey. He shared his personal experiences that he involves his family in grading packing and selling of honey. He rarely use chemicals and uses garlic and ajwain extract to control varoa mite and prepare organic honey. Mr. Ash wani Kumar Shukla, Secretary, Bee keeper association, Ropar told that he adopted latest techniques in bee management like queen rearing through cell grafting, maintaining healthy and disease free colonies and seasonal migration even to remote areas of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. The honey collected from colonies setteled in Himachal Pradesh fatches high price even up to 700 per kg. He had setup sale point at Manali (HP). Beekeepers namely Malkeet Singh, Harinder Singh, Amarpreet Singh Hansrao, Harmel Singh and Arvinder Singh also shared their experiences with scientists and farmers. In the end of programme, beekeepers were honored with memento by the KVK Ropar.
 
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