If you are a honey lover, this lockdown will prove to be a boon and you might actually get to taste, probably, new age India’s first pollution free honey.
During the lockdown in April we saw videos on social media of wild animals taking a stroll through villages and on roads but no one paid attention to the hard working bees who seemed to have had the time of their life. The fall in noise and air pollution has led to a bumper crop – increased honey production.
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), stated that there has bene a huge increase in bee-colonies. The peaceful human-free environment led to bees filling up hives in quick time – as against normal average collection of 15 to 20 kg collected in one bee box in “normal” times, the lockdown led to a collection of almost 40 kg per box, which was between March to May. This trend is seen in almost all honey-producing states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh.
Now this is really sweet news, isn’t it?