30-03-2022:On Wednesday, 30 kg of honey was extracted from the bee boxes installed in the Raj Bhawan.
On Wednesday, 30 kg of honey was extracted from the bee boxes installed in the Raj Bhawan. It is noteworthy that 20 days ago, on the occasion of Vasantotsav, 40 kg of honey was extracted from these bee boxes kept in Raj Bhawan. Melifera species of Bee have been kept in Raj Bhawan. On this occasion, Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd) appreciated the Horticulture Officer Shri Deepak Purohit and the personnel engaged in beekeeping at Raj Bhawan. Governor said that honey production should be encouraged in Uttarakhand. It is worth mentioning that on the initiative of Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd), bee boxes are also being installed in the world famous Valley of Flowers of Chamoli district. Soon a team of Horticulture Department will be duly sent by the Governor to the Valley of Flowers from Raj Bhawan for the this. The Governor said that the Valley of Flowers is a boon for Uttarakhand. Apart from being the center of attraction from the point of view of tourism, beekeeping should also be encouraged here. This is an area rich in variety of flowers and biodiversity. Surely the taste and quality of honey produced here will be the most different and of the highest quality across the world. Efforts will have to be made to establish Valley of Flower brand honey as the best brand in the international market. The Governor said that ex-servicemen in the state should also be given training in beekeeping. Beekeeping should be encouraged in the hilly districts of the state especially in the marginal areas. Women self-help groups of the state should also be associated with this work. He said that bee keeping would prove helpful in doubling the income of the farmers in the state. Beekeeping can be the biggest means of economic prosperity in the mountainous state of Uttarakhand with less agricultural land and small holdings. Beekeeping can be a better source of income for small farmers and landless people. The general public, especially the youth, should be made aware and encouraged for bee keeping by the Horticulture Department.