The Apiculture Research Centre of the University of Okara conducted a survey to assess the general health and seasonal diseases of the honeybees by collecting samples for the lab examination. The UO’s Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Wajid, Associate Professor of Wildlife & Ecology from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Ravi Campus Dr Shehzad Ali and students participated in the survey.
The purpose of the survey was to gauge the causes and symptoms of various diseases that infect honeybees and find out ways to enhance their health and breeding potential.
Speaking to the students at this eve, Prof Wajid told, “The monsoon season is a high time of infections in honeybees and it badly affects the honey production in hives. Our Apiculture Research Centre is managing a number of hives and we want to protect them from getting infected.”
The experts in the survey shared recommendations with the researchers for the care and cure of the honeybees, augmentation in the honey production and genetic improvement of the insects.