Honey worth Rs 1.50 lakhs has been sold in the exhibition-cum-sale stall of Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Department at the Festival of Arunachal held at the IG Park in Itanagar, according to an official press release.
The festival concluded on Thursday.
The progressive farmers under the ‘Arunachal Pradesh Bee & Honey Mission (ABHM)’ from Papum Pare, East Siang and Changlang districts participated in the exhibition and sold their products.
The honey produced exhibited and sold were of Apis Cerana (Indian Bee), Apis Melifera (Italian Bee), Apis Dorsata (Rock Bee) and Apis Melipona (Stingless Bee). The Apis Melipona was on high demands of the visitors.
The live colonies of Apis Melipona and Apis Cerana and new value added honey products like honey cube (honey barbeque) were also displayed in the exhibition.
Many distinguished visitors including National Bee Board (NBB) Executive Director B L Sarswat visited the stall during the festival.
Sarwat also inspected the Apiary and Bee Box manufacturing units developed under the Chief Ministers Employment Generation Programme at Mani Village, Doimukh and expressed satisfaction over the activities and performance under ABHM, the official release added.