SMEDA holds capacity building trainings for honey bee keepers

PESHAWAR:Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) organized two training sessions at district Karak and Nowshera for capacity building of the honey bee keepers to enhance their knowledge and technical know-how for producing best quality of honey.

At district Karak, the training was arranged with the collaboration of Parmakhtag Development Society, a non-governmental organization (NGO), while at Nowshera the Agriculture Institute of Tarnab (GoKP) facilitated to hold the training.

The basic aim of the training was to educate the start-ups to learn about the honey bee keeping

business and to ensure the quality of the product.

The participants of the training commended the training and called it useful in terms of learning and

interaction. They were of the view that such training should be held at regular intervals to keep themselves updated.

The trainees lauded the training and said that interactive style of the trainer was a real source

inspiration and learning.

Speaking on the occasion, Hafizullah Khan (Assistant Manager, SMEDA) termed honey bee keeping a potential sector and urged the investors to come forward and invest in the business of modern honey bee keeping and value addition.

However, at the end of both the training the participants criticized the deforestation. They observed

that deforestation is not only badly impacting their business but also has adverse effects on environment.