Beekeeping project supported at Nagaland
ECS (Eleutheros Christian Society) is an NGO working towards up-liftment of rural Tuensang district of Nagaland. One of their agenda is to implement various activities to exploit the potential of Beekeeping and honey enterprise in Nagaland.In the said project, interior villages of Tuensang were covered viz Chendang, Konya, Longtang and Chingmei.
NECTAR has supported 170 beekeepers under ECS. 1700 bee boxes were distributed among the farmers under this project. Beekeeping is identified as a lucrative income generating activity and with the intervention of NECTAR for expansion of bee boxes there will be an increase in the output of honey production which will in turn increase income generation of every farmer. In the beginning of the project employment generation has been provided to local youth as the bee boxes were made locally. Bee rearing boxes made in Nagaland with the local wood.