UTMT’s most recent CSR partnership with Tata Power in Jawhar, Maharashtra, scaled new heights in September.
Seeing their husbands keeping beeboxes for the past 10 months, the women in the community expressed interest in learning the skill too.
They felt they could pitch in maintaining the boxes when the men were away on work.
We were only too happy to conduct a training for the enthusiastic bunch of women who attended with their children.
Here’s are a few pictures from the CSR project –
Chintu Sathe, UTMT’s Master Trainer, breaks the ice with stories from his own 3-year beekeeping experience
Theory lessons on the different kinds of honeybee species found in nature. The “students” diligently take notes
Chabildas Jadhav, Senior Technical Assistant, points out the distinguishing features of honeybees’ combs through photographs. Most women are familiar with them, their families having lived in forests for generations
Chintu takes a volunteer’s help to explain parts of a bee box and honey extractor