The Centre wishes to promote bee-keeping as an income generation
activity in the neighboring villages. The bee-keeping activity
was started with Italian bees in the Centre 2002. The honey
produced is of very good quality and good taste. This is because;
Rajghat Campus is endowed with wide range of floral diversity.
The flowers of ornamental plants, vegetable crops, pulses,
cereals, herbs, shrubs, forest species, etc. contribute a
great deal to the medicinal quality of the honey. The honey
produced at centre is in great demand.
Unfortunately, in the current year there is drastic reduction
in the population of honey bees due to various factors.
It is attributed to the spraying of pesticides in the vicinity
of bee boxes and widespread presence of electromagnetic
waves emitted by mobile phone towers. This phenomenon is
prevalent in the entire eastern Uttar Pradesh region. The
number of bee boxes has come down to just one from ten.
The important advantage of beekeeping at the Centre is
the bees increase the crop production by 10 to 30%. The
Centre wishes to increase the number of bee boxes gradually
in the future.