‘World Honey Bee Day’
H. D. Kote, September 6, 2017: The ICAR-JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, in association with the Wildlife Research Centre of Bengaluru, jointly conducted a programme at the Sollepura Rehabilitation Centre in H. D. Kote Taluk to observe the ‘World Honey Bee Day.’
JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra Scientist Sri S. Satish in his introductory speech opined that ‘honey’ is a kind of gold in a liquid form. “Everyone knows the religious, cultural and economic significance behind honey. Honey bees play an important role in increasing the crop yield through pollination. Honey also has great importance in Ayurveda. It can cure several diseases. Farmers can start apiculture by growing flowers in their fields, and it also helps them to increase their income,” he added.
Apiculture expert Sri Sundarswamy of Mysuru provided information in detail about the significance of apiculture, methods of collecting honey, benefits and its uses.
The chief guest, Sri S. K. Nayak, Head, Wildlife Research Centre, Hunsur, expressed his view that apiculture is an activity which provides limited income and hence it is more suitable for self-help groups women and youth.
Sri Sundar Nayak, Taluk, Panchayat member, H. D. Kote, opined that apiculture is a profitable business that can be maintained at a low cost.
About 50 farmers (both men and women) participated in the programme. Smt. Parvati and Smt. Gowramma shared their experiences of apiculture.
Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by the students of the Sollepura Rehabilitation Centre Primary School. Sri H. L. Govindappa gave a vote of thanks and JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra scientist Smt. Nethravathi Yettinamani compered.
Pic caption: Sri S. K. Nayak, Chief of the Wildlife Research Centre, Hunsur, addressing the farmers at a programme held at the Sollepura Rehabilitation Centre in H. D. Kote Taluk, organised by the JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, as part of the ‘World Honey Bee Day’.