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Beekeeping in Kerala

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Pune, February 2, 2010: (source courtesy: APIMONDIA site providing the papers and poster presentations made at the 41st Congress held in September 2009 at Montpellier, France; the website of the Kerala Khadi and Village Industries Board): Following is the abstract of a paper presented at the 41st Apimondia Congress held in Montpellier, France in September 2009. The material is taken from the Apimondia site, and is edited slightly. This is followed by relevant extracts from the website of the Kerala Khadi and Village Industries Board related to beekeeping industry.

 

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Beekeeping Seminar Held at Udupi, Karnataka

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Pune, January 31, 2010 (source: News report by Nina Rai in Mangaloremithr dated January 22, 2010): A one-day
Seminar on apiculture as also an Exhibition of honey and related beekeeping products were held on January 21, 2010 at
Udupi, Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.


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Beekeeping Programmes in Sikkim

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Pune, December 4, 2009 (compiled by: MCS): Sikkim is identified as one of the biodiversity hot-spots in the Eastern Himalayas. It has a wide range of flora owing to its range of altitudes, from tropical to temperate to alpine and tundra. About 5000 flowering plant species have been recorded from this small State.

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Progress of Beekeeping in Haryana

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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.

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Progress of Beekeeping in Kerala

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Pune, November 7, 2009 (compiled by: MCS): Kerala was once leading in the country's honey production. Thai sacbrood disease that spread in the State during 1990s destroyed a large population of indigenous honey bees, bringing down the honey production to a dismally low level. Though some beekeepers left keeping bees, a few took up Apis mellifera. Over the years the population of Apis cerana too slowly increased and the industry showed signs of revival.

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