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National Bee Day Celebrated

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Chennai, February 17, 2012 (Thanks to Ms Sujana Krishnamoorthy, UTMT for the report): As announced in the 'Events Notices' column dated January 23, 2012 in this site, the UTMT (Under the Mango Tree, Mumbai) organized the country's first-ever National Bee Day on February 5, 2012 at the Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, Mumbai. Originall conceived as 'Cerana Day' the celebration of the event was later renamed, more appropriately as 'National Bee Day'. The event elicited enthusiastic response from public including children and was a grand success. Following is a report on the event sent in by UTMT's Sujana Krishnamoorthy, Event Organizer and Programme Leader, UTMT. She also kindly provided the photographs of the event.


Beekeeping Development Programme in Maharashtra

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Pune, July 21, 2009 (source: MITCON Consultancy Services Ltd., Pune Tender Document, July 2009): It is understood from the tender document issued by the MITCON Consultancy Services Ltd., Pune in July 2009 that the Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board is providing beekeepers in the State assistance in the form of supply of beekeeping equipment and bee colonies in order that they strengthen and develop their beekeeping enterprise.