Speakers at a workshop recommended that to identify the suitable areas for bee habitat a regional survey must be conducted within country and choose incorporate plants that attract beneficial insects to minimize pesticide use. They stressed to enhance bee habitat with flowering plants to get double honey production.
They stated this while addressing at an inaugural session of a three days training workshop on Prospects of Modern Beekeeping in Pakistan at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, here on Wednesday.
While addressing, said that Pakistan has great potential to increase honey yield and double the existing honey production by establishing standards and new habitats. Integrated efforts through capacity building for hygienic and up to mark production not only flourish beekeeping industry in Pakistan but also lead country towards economic progress through foreign earnings, he added. He recommended that to identify the favorable situations and suitable areas, regional survey must be conducted within country to help the beekeepers.