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Under the auspices of the Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sangrur, conducted a comprehensive five-day vocational training course on ‘Beekeeping – A Lucrative Subsidiary Occupation, from January 29 to February 2, 2024. A total of 43 farm women beneficiaries from various Self-Help Groups under the Punjab State Rural Livelihood Mission in Sangrur district actively participated in this initiative.

Dr Mandeep Singh, Associate Director (Training) KVK Sangrur, warmly welcomed the participants during the inaugural session. He emphasized the importance and economic viability of beekeeping as a subsidiary agricultural occupation. Dr Singh also provided insights into various vocational training courses and extension activities conducted by the Kendra, encouraging participants to explore subsidiary occupations for additional income and employment opportunities for their families.

Dr Gurbir Kaur, Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology) and coordinator for the training course imparted knowledge about various beekeeping equipment and discussed the nutritional and medicinal uses of honey, covering different types of honey bees and technical rearing of Italian bees throughout the year. She provided detailed demonstrations on the care and management of Apis mellifera during different seasons. She familiarized the participants with beekeeping by-products such as propolis, wax, royal jelly, pollen, etc. Additionally, she addressed symptoms of various diseases and insect pests in honey bees, along with their management strategies.

The training also featured information sessions on subsidy and financial assistance schemes offered by the National Bee Board and the Horticulture Department, presented through video clippings. Trainees received literature on beekeeping to further enhance their understanding of the subject.

Mr Ishan Garg and Mr Shubhreet Singh, Cluster Coordinators (Farm Livelihoods), also attended the training course as representatives of the District Programme Manager.

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