Suttur, May 27, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, in collaboration with the Nanjundeshwara Farmers’ Producers’ Company Limited, Nanjangud, successfully organized a one-day Apiculture Training Program on May 27, 2023, at the JSS KVK in Suttur.
The program, presided over by Smt. Divya H.V., Senior Scientist and Head (Incharge), shed light on the various initiatives and functions of the JSS KVK, emphasizing the benefits of practicing apiculture. She shared inspiring examples of farmers who have transformed into successful entrepreneurs through apiculture, providing guidance to participants on how to undertake apiculture as a lucrative venture. She assured farmers of the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra’s unwavering support in their apiculture endeavors.
The training program featured resource persons Sri Jayashankar and Raju, who delved into the history of apiculture, highlighted the advantages of honey, emphasized the significance of honey bees, discussed apiculture farming techniques, and outlined precautionary measures for beekeeping. A live demonstration further enhanced participants’ understanding of the subject.
During his address, Dr. Y.P. Prasad emphasized the vital role of pollination in increasing agricultural yields. He encouraged interested farmers to consider apiculture farming as a commercial activity, which promises additional profits alongside their existing agricultural practices.
Approximately 50 farmers enthusiastically participated in the program, availing themselves of the valuable knowledge and skills imparted during the workshop. For those interested in pursuing apiculture farming, professional apiculturists, such as Jayashankar (9980617477), were made available to provide further guidance.
The success of the training program owes much to the participation of Dr. Vinay G. M., Dr. Rakshithraj, Dr. Shamraj, Gangappa Hipparagi, Shilpa, and others who lent their expertise and support to ensure its effectiveness.