“Apiary on Wheels” launched: A Unique Concept to help bee keeping, achieve National Honey Mission
On February 13, 2020, the Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) launched “Apiary on Wheels”. It is a unique concept framed by KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission). The main aim of “Apiary on Wheels” is to make migration easy.
Apiary on wheels is an approach to make beekeeping simpler. It is a platform to carry 20 Bee Boxes. The vehicle has 2 large wheels on either sides and 4 separate compartments to place the boxes.
It also has a solar panel that automatically powers a fan when the temperature inside the boxes reaches 35 degree Celsius.
Also, it is designed in such a way that it can easily be connected with tractors or trolleys.
As a beginning, they are to be placed in mustard farms.
It addresses the challenges faced by the beekeepers. Bee keeping involves laborious and mental challenges such a placing the bee boxes in strategic positions, migrating the bee boxes and fulfil the nourishment needs of the bees. The Apiary on Wheels addresses all the above issues.
The concept was launched as a part of National Honey Mission launched in 2017
National Honey Mission
The mission since its launch has been training beekeepers, educating unemployed youths, distributing bee boxes. Under the mission, KVIC provides training and awareness to Bee farmers.
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