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Two women master trainers join our beekeeping team

Maharashtra’s beekeeping trainings for the new season have begun. It’s the first time 2 women Master Trainers Suman Baris and Ripka Kuwar from Dhule taught new trainees. Main topics covered were basics – the process of putting colonies from nature into a beebox and maintenance methods.
Theory lessons dominated the first day while colony transfer practicals took up the second day. We are so proud of how far our women beekeepers have come, their confidence is exemplary! Shout out to RBL Bank for believing in us and supporting us!
Ripka welcomes the group to her village, and introduces the schedule for the next two days.
Two women master trainers join our beekeeping team
Dismantling a beebox to explain its components. Understanding the mechanics of a box is the most basic yet crucial lessons for a new beekeeper
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There are 8 wooden frames inside a box, within which bees build their honeycombs
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Time for some outdoor action: Suman carefully handles an A.cerana honeycomb found inside the ground. She wears a bee veil to protect her face from potential stings
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Everyone is fascinated seeing Ripka and Suman fearlessly transferring the bees into a beebox. The exercise was an eye opener for all especially the women present – they had never heard of, let alone seen, a woman handle wild bees.
 the process of putting colonies from nature into a beebox
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