The Beekeeping Shop represents Beekeeping and Research Centre and is associated with Beekeeping Workshop, Godawari. The Beekeeping Shop is established after the completion of the "Beekeeping Training and the Extension Support Project " (BETRESP"-a joint project of Govt. of Nepal and the Netherlands Development Organization - SNV) with the initial support of the project and the involvement of the project staff in 1995.
The team of the Beekeeping Shop consists of well trained experts in beekeeping extension, production of equipment, honey quality analysis and marketing.
The organization is lead by experienced Beekeeping and Honey expert, Ms. Mahalaxmi Shrestha. She acquired Msc. degree in Botany and M.A. degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and have undertaken various national and international training related to beekeeping specifically in Honey Quality, Chemical and Microscopic Analysis of Honey; Bee Disease Diagnosis and Treatment; Food Analysis and Packaging etc.
She is associated in professional societies as founder General Secretary to the executive committee of ApiNet-Nepal, General Member of WEAN, WEAN-Co-operatives Nepal, General Member of Asian Apiculture Association (JAPAN) and Executive Member of Federation of Women Entrepreneurs' Associations of Nepal (FWEAN).
Ms. Shrestha received
"Best Women Entrepreneur Award" in 2014
from the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Industry.