Workshop on “Honey Bee Keeping” was organised by Hariyali on 17th February 2018 at our Rabale-Tetavali site. Mr. Sanjay Patil from Maharashtra Khadi & Village Industry Board conducted this workshop for about 2 hrs in the morning from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. at the Tetavli plantation site.Total 35 participants including 24 members of Hariyali and 9 students and 2 teachers from Zoology section of Ruparel College attended this workshop.Workshop started with introduction of Mr. Sanjay Patil by Mr. Salaskar, followed by brief introduction about Hariyali activities by Dr. Neelima Kulkarni and Mr. Satish Athlye and then workshop started with demonstration using honey bee box kept at the site. Mr. Sanjay Patil explained various aspects such as types of honey bees, construction details of the box,taking care of box and bees, plantation useful for increasing population of honey bees, life cycle of queen, worker, and drone bees, the way these bees work, etc. Demonstration was followed by interactive session where importance of bee keeping, use of various by products such as royal jelly, bees wax, honey, technique of removing honey without destroying the colony or bees were discussed. This interactive session was very informative. At the end of workshop vote of thanks was proposed by Project coordinator of Tetavli plantation Mr. Gondhale.
It was decided to keep two boxes permanently at our Tetavali site and with the help of Mr. Sanjay Patil Hariyali will support bee keeping activity. and study their changes,(Report by Mrs Neela Salaskar)