Thursday, March 20, 2008

Indian University to Study Medicinal Stingless Bee Honey

TN Agri Varsity to Take Up Research on Sting-Less Bees
Business Line (India), 3/20/2008

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) will take up exclusive research on sting-less bees as part of the department of biotechnology’s network project.

The project will specifically involve the TNAU undertaking study on bio-ecology of stingless bees and evolving improved meliponicultural (honey yield) techniques. The research project will bring out life secrets of stingless bees and document floral resources that provide nectar, pollen and resin for their sustenance.

According to the TNAU Director of Research, Dr B, Chandrasekharan, the project is intended to evolve techniques for multiplying and managing these bee colonies for obtaining twin benefits of medicinal honey and crop pollination for the end-users…

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