Pune, September 16, 2011 (contributed by Dr. Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja): The Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (PAU) will organize an advanced training course in "Bee Breeding and Mass Queen Bee Rearing Techniques" at PAU, Ludhiana, during October 12-14, 2011. This course is specifically meant for experienced and progressive beekeepers having large apiary units and practising innovative and scientific beekeeping, and is meant to equip them with the bee breeding and mass queen bee rearing techniques, so that they can rear quality queen bees for their own stock multiplication, for requeening and for commercial purposes. They will get training particularly in the rigorous colony selection and selective breeding techniques. Dr. Balwinder Singh, Head, Department of Entomology, PAU, says that this training course is one step ahead towards diversification of Punjab beekeeping. Dr. Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja, Incharge of Apiculture Unit of the PAU is the Technical Coordinator of the programme.