Pune, 26th July 2022: Professor Dr Radhakrishna Pandit from the Zoology Department of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) along with his fellow professor Dr Vikram Kakulte and Dr Balasaheb Taple has researched the subject of beekeeping and made a ‘Smart Honeycomb Monitoring Device’. The Government of India has recently granted them a patent for this.
Vice-Chancellor of SPPU Dr Karbhari Kale, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr Sanjiv Sonawane, and Registrar Dr Prafull Pawar has congratulated Dr Pandit for his achievements.
Dr Pandit informed that “This device will be used to monitor bees in a better way as cameras have been installed for this which will also enable more research on bees. Conventional methods of honey collection destroy many wild bee colonies, that is why it is considered appropriate to raise bees in boxes and collect honey scientifically.”
“Bees play an important role in the pollination process. This helps in increasing production as well as this device plays an important role in increasing the number of bees by protecting them from enemies. If such equipment is kept in the field, the production capacity of the farmers’ increases,” he added further.
Dr Pandit has a total of 29 years of teaching and research experience. He has discovered a new species of frog and his research paper has been published in this regard. Dr Pandit is also a member of the university council.
Along with Dr Pandit, Prof Dr Vikram Kakulte, Head of Department of Zoology, KTHM College of Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj and Prof Dr Balasaheb Taple, Department of Zoology, Rajur College, have prepared this device and these three have been awarded this patent.