UTMT was represented by its Executive Director, Sujana, at an international conference on ‘Honeybees and Honey for Food Security and Ecological Balance’ organised by the Asian Apiculture Association (AAA), HARDEN, WWF (Nepal) and Dept of Agriculture, Govt of Nepal at Kathmandu on October 24. The conference gave us an opportunity to present our model to […]
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We’ll be busy bees soon with a new cycle of trainings beginning in a few weeks! Atar Singh Kaintura, our Technical Expert, was in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in September to help us plan for a strong season. Associated with UTMT since its founding days, Atarji was the technical resource person who laid the foundations for […]
Try Out our new recipe suggested by Chef Ashwin Joseph. It is truly said that stressed is desserts spelled back wards. Share it with your friends. Ingredients 750ml milk 700g banana puree 3-4 tbsp Under the mango tree honey 2-3 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp cardamom powder 5-7 walnuts chopped 2-3 tbsp khoya/evaporated milk A pinch […]
The journey of spreading sweetness is not so easy. But the joy of spreading sweetness is a priceless experience. Let us welcome Simant Verma in the journey of spreading sweetness in the UTMT Madhya Pradesh team. It is a pride to see young Indians taking a step forward in contributing their bit to the society. […]
UTMT staff from all three states – Gujarat, Maharashtra and M.P – congregated for a 2 day joint team meeting at a beautiful campus in Navsari, Gujarat. Rarely do all three state teams get a chance to meet together! The new recruits bonded with older team members and planned with their leaders for the year […]
We recently distributed saplings of a variety of local crops and fruits across several project villages. This was the first time we piloted the initiative, aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and providing an additional source of food for our bees. Needless to say, our farmers were thrilled ! Snapshots from our women beekeepers’ project in […]
Manishaben Birari lives in Jamlapada village in the densely forested, tribal district of Dangs, Gujarat. She learned beekeeping in 2015. Manishaben confesses being very sceptical initially, observing her fellow trainees from afar for 6 months before deciding to give it a go. Today, with 4 beeboxes in her orchard and a 7 fold increase in […]
We took a fun-filled session on bees with the Cathedral & John Connon Infant School this week. What an enthusiastic, clever bunch of children! They knew more about bees and pollination than many grown-ups we’ve interacted with ? Everyone especially enjoyed dancing the “bee dance” at the end! A big Thank You to the Headmistress, […]
A new initiative we piloted this monsoon, was distributing native, bee friendly flora to beekeepers. It aims to achieve two goals : ensure enough food for bees in the dearth season when flora is typically less in the surroundings, and increase agricultural yields overall per household.
Sujana Krishnamoorthy, UTMT’s Executive Director and Saurabh Vaity, Programme Associate, recently presented our work to the Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (MP-SRLM) in Bhopal. The presentation generated a buzz among the district livelihood teams present, several of them learning about beekeeping for the first time. The event was an important step in our efforts […]
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