Apiary on Wheels

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News:Union minister of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises has flagged off the Apiary on Wheels.

Facts:

About Apiary on Wheels:

  • Apiary on Wheels is a unique concept designed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • It aims to address the challenges faced by the beekeepers by easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies.
  • This initiative was launched as a part of the National Honey Mission.

About National Honey mission:

  • The Honey Mission was launched in 2017 by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • Aim:To Provide sustainable employment and income to rural and urban unemployed youth by conserving the honeybee habitat and tapping untapped natural resources.

Additional information:

About KVIC:

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) is a statutory body established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956.
  • It functions under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.