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Agriculture Attache from Embassy of Israel, Yair Eshel visits PAU APIARY

Ludhiana, May 27, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Mr Yair Eshel, Agriculture Attache, Embassy of Israel, visited Apiculture Unit of the Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and interacted with Apiculture scientists, postgraduate students in Apiculture as well as bachelor students in Agriculture undergoing Experiential Learning Programme in Commercial Apiculture.

Dr DK Sharma, Head of the Department, apprised the visiting member of the progress, achievements and recognitions of the PAU in the discipline of Apiculture. He also highlighted the pioneer role of PAU in the successful introduction, multiplication and release of the Italian honey bee in the country.

Dr Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja, Incharge of the Apiculture Unit, shed light on PAU’s strong outreach programme in the promotion of Apiculture, including the training programmes for the Apicultural scientists of other State Agricultural Universities and ICAR Institutes. Dr Chhuneja informed that Mr Yair also visited the PAU Apiary and research and training facilities including various Apicultural Research Labs like Diseases Diagnostic Lab, Bee Breeding Lab, etc.

During the meeting with Apiculture scientists of PAU, collaboration for research and technological exchange was explored between the PAU and Israel, particularly for the production and post-harvest handling of bee products, bee breeding, bee pollination and for innovative bee husbandry and data recording technologies.

The possibilities of training of the PAU Apiculture scientists from Israel in advanced Apicultural technologies were also explored. Mr Yair assured full support for the future joint ventures in Apiculture including for some specialized trainings of the PAU bee scientists in Israel.

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