How about a career in honey bee farming?
BEE-KEEPING experts Indramani and Shri Pal from the office of Honey Bee Farming at Allahabad illustrated the special features of adopting bee farming as a career for the unemployed youth during integrated scampi-fish and bee farming workshop at its Company Garden office premises on Thursday.Updated: Aug 25, 2006 00:19 IST
BEE-KEEPING experts Indramani and Shri Pal from the office of Honey Bee Farming at Allahabad illustrated the special features of adopting bee farming as a career for the unemployed youth during integrated scampi-fish and bee farming workshop at its Company Garden office premises on Thursday.
The precise methodology of management of bees in honey bee boxes, cost effective nature of the processes employed and marketability of the products produced by bee farming were explained in detail.
Various sources of government loans and other schemes to benefit rural farmers and bee keepers were enumerated and the simplification of method to approach banks and other sources was narrated by the officials to sensitise new entrants in the field.
Kumar Deepak Singh, a progressive bee farmer from Jhusi and Mohd Anees Khan from Maheva exhibited keen interest in cheaper methods of preparation of bee boxes by using cheaper Lanatana weed wood by Jana Jaiv Welfare Society (DBT scheme) and researchers at Parasitology Laboratory, University of Allahabad, Neeshma, Ansh, Sunil, Gautam, Sudha and others.
Such a bee box made by utilising indigenous technology and locally available resources would cost about Rs. 50-100 only and thus could be a good support and encouragement to the rural poor. In the afternoon session, the methodology of operation of Honey Bee Toxin Extractor was demonstrated before participants of the workshop.
The pure powdered form of bee venom can be sold at an attractive price in the open market where pharmaceutical industry people are the main buyers.
The developers of this new appliance Neeshma Jaiswal, Anshu Malhotra and Sunil Kumar have been invited at Anveshman Incubiz Award Category, where demonstration of this appliance could fetch fortune at the inventors of India workshop scheduled to be held on October 26-28, 2006 at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, for building up an enterprise, if selected.