Sangeeta Baris, 29, lives in Mauchipada, Dhule and was trained on the 11th & 12th of Deccember, 2014 as part of a joint NABARD – Under The Mango Tree undertaking.
Sangeeta Tai was fascinated with the ideas of bees staying in box and initially thought that it was an impossible task. However, the practical training made her believe that it is indeed possible. Initially she struggled a little to locate a colony in the wild which she could transfer to her beebox, but this ended soon.
She filled her box with the help of three fellow villagers (two women and a man) who also were trained in the same batch as her, and there has been no looking back for her.
This week, it has been two months since she filled up her box, and hence the honey in her box was ready for harvesting.
Sangeeta extracted 500gm of honey on 15th april, 2015, and has planned a second extraction soon. She now feels more motivated to continue bee keeping in order to receive the benefits in agriculture and honey which we have been promoting.