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Programme to Train Beekeepers In Royal Jelly Production

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Pune, April 30, 2008 (source: Express India online April 25, 2008): The Pune based Central Bee Research and Training Institute of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (CBRTI) has developed the technology for large-scale production of royal jelly in India.

In an effort to take this technology to the field the Institute has now taken up a programme to train beekeepers and upgrade their skills in the bee management system that is geared up to produce royal jelly for market.

Explaining the nutritional and therapeutic properties of royal jelly Mr. M.T. Wakode, Deputy Director CBRTI said that royal jelly was a rich source of nutrients and energy. It contained carbohydrates, proteins rich in natural hormones, lipids, almost all amino acids and several vitamins including B group vitamins. Royal jelly's constituents helped in keeping youthful skin and were important for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Mr. Wakode told the Indian Express that CBRTI took up two years ago the project to produce royal jelly on an experimental scale and had since perfected the technology for its mass-production.

The Institute is now training a batch of 35 bee farmers from Manipur in beekeeping and royal jelly production.