Honoured to have Dr. Barbara Smith, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK, visit our women beekeeping sites in Dhule. Barbara’s research in agroecology for sustainable habitats and food systems holds valuable insights for beekeeping, we’re looking at exciting times ahead ! Also joining in was a team from BioRe, an organic cotton organisation working with farmers in Madhya Pradesh.
Understanding the Dhule programme from UTMT staff at the field office.
Interacting with our women beekeepers, who were in turn very interested to know of Barbara’s bees back home.
Barbara with her favourite insects
Nikhil from the Dhule field team familiarizes Mr Lokendra with bees.
Mungyabai narrates how bees have been thriving in her box since a year, improving bottle gourd and pumpkins growing nearby.
Sharing experiences in Master Trainer Sumantai’s house
Christelle, a Ph D student at BioRe and an avid beekeeper, shows an excited group of beekeepers their pictures on her camera