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All India Coordinated Research Project on Honey Bees and Pollinators

Research And Development

1. Quantification of role of specific pollinators in enhancing the crop productivity

a) Fruit Crops

b) Vegetable Crops

c) Field Crops

d) Medicinal Crops

e) Underutilized Crops

  1. Pollinator diversity studies- Morphometric and Molecular studies
  2. Standardization of methodology of for mass rearing of alternate pollinators
    1.  Bumble bees
    2.  Stingless bees
    3.  Carpenter bees

4) Exploration studies for alternative pollinators

5) Field evaluation of alternative pollinators under protected cultivation

6) Bee Breeding –Apis mellifera

7) Bee Breeding –Apis cerana

    8) Evaluation of Pollen Substitutes

9) Domiciliation of Non apis bees

10) Survey and Surveillance of Honey bee colonies for bee Diseases and Enemies

11) Effect of colony strength on Incidence of pests and diseases

12) Disease management by Non-Chemical methods

13) Evaluation of traps for wasp control in apiary

14) Characterization of gut bacterial community in wax moth, Galleria mellonella

15) Management of wax moth, Galleria mellonella through integrated pest management approaches

16) Management of Wax moth, Galleria mellonella, L. in stored combs

17) Hive designing

18) Effect of new molecules on Honey bees and Pollinators

19) Conservation of wild honey bees

20) Impact of Co-nesting of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera workers on Colony Performance

21) Preparation and Sharing of Standard reference pollen slides

22) Preparing floral calendar and migratory route for A. mellifera

23) Variability in nectar production potential and attractiveness of various genotypes of

Brassica carinata to pollinators

24)  Studies on physico chemical and antibacterial activity of honey of different agro-climatic zone

25) Evaluation of Pollen Production Potential

26) Evaluation of available bee venom extractors for bee venom collection, foraging behaviour and

colony performance parameters

27)  Bt gene expression studies in the Pollen of Transgenic G. hirsutum cultivars