December 19-25, Zhemgang: The basic beekeeping training is underway for 25 youths and farmers of Buli, Nangkor gewog. The training will introduce the modern moveable frame hive (Newton .B hive) of the eastern region for local honey production to create the rural employment opportunities for jobless youths and farmers.
The National Apiculture Program at the National Highland Research and Development Centre, Bumthang and RLDC-Zhemgang is imparting the training with fund from GEF-LDCF, the UNDP supported project. Similar trainings were also conducted at Metdsho gewog in Lhuentse and Saleng gewog in Mongar.
It is expected that the trainees will be able to take up the backyard beekeeping in modern hive using the essentials provided to them after the training.
Submitted by National Apiculture Program, Bumthang
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