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Krishi Jagran to Host Exclusive Webinar on World Bee Day, 20 May

Bees' economic contributions are also priceless. One of India's oldest practices was beekeeping. As a result, India has become one of the world's most important honey markets, resulting in intense competition in terms of innovation and quality. Considering the importance of beekeeping and the goal of the "Sweet Revolution," the need for holistic beekeeping development was felt.

Shivam Dwivedi
Webinar on World Bee Day
Webinar on World Bee Day

Pollination is essential to the survival of our ecosystems. Animal pollination is used entirely or partially by nearly 90% of the world's wild flowering plant species. Bees and other pollinators enable the production of not only a greater variety and higher quality of fruits, nuts, and seeds, contributing to food security and nutrition.

Bees' economic contributions are also priceless. One of India's oldest practices was beekeeping. As a result, India has become one of the world's most important honey markets, resulting in intense competition in terms of innovation and quality. Considering the importance of beekeeping and the goal of the "Sweet Revolution," the need for holistic beekeeping development was felt.

As a result, the Government of India has approved a new Central Sector Scheme called "National Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM)" for the overall promotion and development of scientific beekeeping and the production of quality honey and other beehive products.

In this regard, Krishi Jagran is organizing a webinar on World Bee Day on the "Diversity of Bees and Bee Keeping Systems" on May 20, 2022, at 3 p.m. to learn from various leaders, government officials, and experts from the Bee Keeping Sectors.

Key Points of Webinar:

  • Promoting local farmers' raw honey

  • Protecting wild Bee colonies, when possible

  • Promote integrated pest management (IPM) & Natural Farming

  • Raise awareness of the importance of pollinators

  • Reduction of Pesticide, Fungicide use and modification

  • Strengthening the participation of local communities by the government

  • Enforcing strategic measures, including monetary incentives to bring change

  • Planting a diverse set of native plants and flowers in the garden

Eminent Speakers:

  • Dr. Suresh Kumar Malhotra (Chief Guest), Former Agriculture Commissioner, Former Mission Director (NBHM), Ministry of Agriculture

  • Dr. PK Pant, COO, Krishi Jagran

  • Brijesh Kumar Verma, Progressive Farmer, Honey Processing Plant, Lucknow, UP

  • Dr. Balraj Singh, Project Coordinator, PC Cell, Division of Entomology, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

  • Devvrat Sharma, Member, National Bee Board, Delhi (Founder of Hi-Tech Natural Products India Ltd.)

  • Jagjit Singh Kapoor, Member, National Bee Board, Delhi

  • Ashok Bhagat, Expert Advisor, KVIC, Honey Mission Program of India

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