Chennai, December 29, 2011: A UNI news report dated December 29, 2011 says that the Haryana Department of Agriculture is implementing a scheme for scientific beekeeping and quality honey production for the benefit of agricultural and non-agricultural farm laborers and landless laborers belonging to the scheduled castes. Under the scheme, bee hives, hive stands, honey cans, honey extractors and bee colonies are provided to the beneficiaries at 75 per cent of the cost.
Beekeeping Scheme for Haryana Scheduled Caste Farmers
Progress of Beekeeping in Haryana
Pune, November 21, 2009 (source: WebIndia123 news dated November 5, 2009): A UNI report dated November 5, 2009 says that the Haryana Agriculture Department is promoting apiculture as an important agri-horticultural and forest-based industry. Under its beekeeping development programme, the department will provide training to 50 farmers. Each trained farmer will get a grant of Rs. 16,000 for procuring bee boxes and colonies.