Bee benefits in rural Maharashtra – The Financial Express

Bee The Change is promoting diversification of rural livelihood in villages of Maharashtra by creating awareness amongst farmers about the benefits of bee keeping and providing them with all kinds of support, including training By Sudipta Dev

Bee The Change is a social development initiative that is aimed towards rural/ social development by increasing means of rural incomes and diversifying the livelihoods of farmers. Founded two years back by Shrikant Gajbhiye, an IIM Kozhikode alumnus, Bee The Change team visits rural areas in Maharashtra and trains farmers in bee keeping, and also gives them bee boxes. Currently, in Maharashtra the network is in Khopoli, Sindhudurg and Vidarbha. “We wanted to do something which has a social impact, a product that is scalable, not overpriced and can be available to the masses. Those were the ground rules. We then thought that bee keeping is an excellent media to achieve those objectives,” says Gajbhiye.

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