Entries by Harriet Dcosta

UTMT wins an international award for ‘Bee keeping for rural development’

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 […]

New cycle of training around the corner.

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 the Chef’s choice- Honey banana walnut kulfi

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 […]

Manishaben Birar’s journey of indigenous beekeeping

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 […]

Fun-filled session on bees with children

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, […]

Bee friendly Initiatives

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.        

UTMT Presenting to M.P State Government

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 […]