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Professor from Pakistan brings back Chinese beekeeping technology

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Professor from Pakistan brings back Chinese beekeeping technology

We have seen a remarkable advancement in local royal jelly production thanks to Chinese technology. Dr. Muhammad Asif Aziz told the reporter that thirty beekeepers had learned the ability to extract royal jelly, and more will be trained in the future.

He is a participant in the summer 2021 online training course on beekeeping and honey processing technology sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and put on by Hunan Agricultural Group Co., Ltd. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, the coordinator of the Billion Tree Honey Initiative (trial phase), and the person in charge of the Billion Tree Honey Initiative.

He was eager to learn more about the production of royal jelly, bee breeding methods, honey production technology, and bee-related product processing in order to meet the objective of the Billion Tree Honey Initiative, which is to produce 70,000 metric tonnes of honey through the use of contemporary beekeeping equipment, training in the newest technologies, standardization and product certification, and marketing. For him, the training came at the perfect time because he was eager to learn more about these topics.

Online technical training can be difficult, but I’m fortunate to have a superb online management team to keep things in order. Chinese academicians used theoretical justifications and practical demonstrations on apiaries to showcase their nation’s beekeeping technology. A fascinating introduction to Chinese culture was also provided.

At the conclusion of the training program, he referred to the training as “above expectations” and was given the title of excellent trainee. The training helped him realize that the first step in furthering the development of Pakistan’s apiculture business should be to increase the local practitioners’ ability for producing higher-value bee products like royal jelly and other bee products.

He so began to instruct neighborhood beekeepers in two categories. One is a brief course that instructs skilled bee growers in modern agricultural techniques. The other is intermediate to advanced instruction for newcomers.

Royal Jelly Innovation

Local beekeepers once believed that royal jelly could only be produced on queenless colonies and in natural beeswax cups.

Because they were worried about a loose bee population in the absence of queens, they were generally reluctant to manufacture this lucrative commodity. They believed that the cost of producing royal jelly exceeded net income.

Dr. Muhammad Asif Aziz and his students Ali Raza and Usama Umer decided to employ the Chinese royal jelly technology after learning about it. In order to learn and practice together, he then invited numerous bee growers. To everyone’s surprise, royal jelly could be successfully made in colonies of queens using plastic queen cells.

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