Postal Stamp Image : BEES & HONEYCOMB 0962 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 29/02/1980
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0962
Postal Stamp Name : BEES & HONEYCOMB
Stamp Information : Apiculture of bee-keeping is an try in the developed countries. In the developing countries its full potential is yet to be realised. The untapped potential for bee-keeping in the tropical countries, with their rich flora and favourable climate, is high. Most of the developing countries in the tropical belt have an urgent need for increasing opportunities for gainful emplyment and income in the rural areas. Apiculture can make useful contribution in this respect as the research and developmental work already done suggests that it can be raise to the status of a viable economic proposition ad a source for stable occupation for the rural areas. In order to achieve a widespread impact, there is need to develp an appropriate technological package supplemented and supported by adequate service and developmental efforts. Realising the importance of apiculture for honey production as well as the crop pollination, an international conference was organised in London in 1976 by the 'Worl Crops' in collaboration with the International Bee Reaserch Association. The recommendations flowing out of the first conference have intensified reasearch and develomental activities relating to apiculture in tropical climates. The Second International Conference at New Delhi has been organised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in collaboration with the Khadi & Village Industries Commission, the Department of Science & Technology and the Indian National Science Acadmy. The attention in this conference will be focused on identification of the constraints responsible for the prevailing gap between the potential and actual productivity of apiculture systems in the tropics. The conference will also bend its energies in devising a master plan of action for making apiculture a source of gainful employment in the rural areas of the dveloping countries in the tropics. Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to commemorate the Second International Conference on Apiculture in Tropical Climates by issuing a special stamp.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp in horizontal format shows bees with symbolic representation of a bee-heve. The first day cover illustration is an artist's impression of a bee on a flower. The first day cancellation consists of a line drawing of the bee-hive alongwith the caption in Hindi & English.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.54 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Chestnut & JBA's Red Brown
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