The Kerala State Horticulture Mission, State Agriculture department and Krishi Vigyan Kendra of CPCRI Kasaragod jointly organized a two-day “Honey Fest” and training programme for bee keepers at CPCRI Kasaragod on 25 th and 26th March 2013.

Dr.I.Unnikrishnan Namboothiri of Itoozhi Ayurveda presented a paper on the topic “Ayurvedic clinical research in Honey” on 26th March 2013, the second day of the programme. During the two day programme, technical sessions on BeeKeeping- Problems and prospects, Pest and disease management in bee colonies, diversified products from bee colonies, value addition of honey products, importance of honey in Ayurvedic treatment were included.

Dr Devanesan ( Principal Scientist, Kerala Agricultural University)and Dr. K.M.Sree Kumar presented subject papers along with Dr.I.Unnikrishnan Namboothiri of Itoozhi Ayurveda. Dr.Thirumaleswar Bhat ( Deputy Directer, CPCRI) chaired the function on 26th March 2013.

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