To bee or not to bee

To bring about more awareness about the role bees play in nature, Under The Mango Tree, a social enterprise is organising India's first National Bee Day at Maharashtra Nature Park in Dharavi today.

Much of the focus at the camp will be on India's indigenous bee -- the Apis cerana indica. Not only is the bee an excellent pollinator, working with it also increases agricultural productivity, enhances incomes and improves livelihoods of farmers.  
Among the range of activities planned, there will be two feature events: a panel discussion on the role of bees in pollination, and a cooking with honey demonstration. Activities planned for children include a poster painting competition, crafts, games, bee photo-shoot, face painting, bee walks, a special Hindi movie screening and a bee quiz. The event is free and does not require prior registration.

At: 9 am - 2 pm, Nature Park, Dharavi


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