Bee Research Station, Nagrota Bagwan

Evaluation & promotion of our Bee Wasp Protector in all AICRP centres of India

Technologies Developed

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Research Projects

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Who Are we

Bee Research Station, Nagrota Bagwan of CSK HPK Vishvaviyalaya was established in 1936 and has landmark contribution of importing A. mellifera and further dissemination of beekeeping in the state as well as in the country with its first headquarters at Faisalabad, Pakistan under the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Punjab, and later became part of PAU, Ludhiana. This station authenticated scientific beekeeping as a profitable profession with Apis cerana and A. mellifera honeybees in India. This station also served as a nucleus of information and technical knowhow for beekeeping

Our Strengths

  • Colonies were multiplied from imported mellifera queens during 1964-73 and distribution of these colonies to farmers at Nagrota and PAU Ludhiana.
  • Management techniques for rearing of mellifera honeybees, their diseases & enemies were developed.
  • Exotic mellifera earlier was circumscribed to northern India, but continuous research efforts made its spread possible across all geographical areas of India. BRS Nagrota played a lead role in its spread different parts of India.
  • To use floral resources for honeybees, migratory beekeeping as major activity with calendar & routes for remunerative profession and pollination was also practised and started from this station.
  • Stationary beekeeping mode normally is subsistence scale having limited impact, but when adopted on commercial scale has a large scale impact and resultant was Amber Revolution ‘Honey Kranti’ during the end of 20th century due to A. mellifera.

Our Scientists

Dr. Surinder Kumar Sharma

Principle Scientist & Incharge

Area of Expertise: Bee Keeping


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