Webinar on ‘Entrepreneurial Potentials of Apiculture’.

A two-day National Webinar on the topic ‘’Enterpreneurial Potentials of Apiculture’’ organized by the Department of Zoology, St. Joseph’s College (A) Jakhama in collaboration with IQAC of St. Joseph’s College (A) Jakhama, Nagaland was held on 24th and 25th September 2021. A total of 135 students and some faculties from different Colleges and Universities Participated in the Webinar. The Inaugural session was Chaired by Dr. Ramita Sougrakpam, by Providing an Overview of Apiculture and its importance.

The Webinar began with a note of Welcome Address by Rev. Fr. Dr. George Keduolhou Angami, Principal of St. Joseph’s College (A) Jakhama. Keynote Speaker Dr. Bendang Ao, Associate Professor, Head of Zoology Department, Nagaland University, Lumami, reflected on the theme of the webinar ‘’Enterpreneurial Potentials of Apiculture’’ where he emphasised on Bee Keeping and its Products including the important aspects in Ecological generation and feasibility, he also highlighted the Status of Apiculture in India Particularly in Nagaland.

This was followed by the First Technical Session, where resource person, Dr. Seydur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, spoke on the topic ‘’Economic and Scientific Perspective of Honey Bee’’. He discussed on various role of Honey as valuable commodity and how it is used for medicinal Purposes. The Second Technical Session was addressed by resource person, Dr. Limatemjen, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Kohima Science College (A), Jotsoma, Nagaland. He spoke on the topic ‘’Meliponiculture’’, benefits of Stingless Bee and also its culture as to how it is Practised in Nagaland. He also encouraged the students on rearing the Stingless Bees in future. The Third Technical Session was addressed by Mr. Rahul Bikram Das, Beekeeping Entrepreneur, Guwahati, Assam. He spoke on the topic ‘’Journey from being a Corporate Professional to a Beekeeping Entrepreneur’’, and also shared about the process of extraction of Honey.

The Webinar was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Fr. Peter Solo, Dean of Science, St. Joseph’s College (A) Jakhama, Nagaland.