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Updated on 20 Aug, 2015


Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 1,100
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

8th pass

 

Programme Overview
 
This programme has been developed in collaboration with the IGNOU Regional Centre, Shillong (Meghalaya) through EDNERU (Educational Development of North East Region Unit). The programme is intended to provide scientific knowledge and technical skills in the all aspects of beekeeping. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate for improved productivity.
 
About the Programme:
There is always an increasing demand for the honey across the world. Still most of the honey is being collected from the wild resources (forest) and a limited amount is produced through commercial units. In the scattered commercial units, due to less technical knowledge and poor infrastructure, the honey production is less. A great potential exists in this area, where we may establish this unorganized sector into an organized one for the betterment of the society. 
 
At village level, successful honey production provides   nutritional and economic security and also empowerment to the farmers, farm women, and rural youth. Beekeeping also helps conserve the natural resources. There is a need to impart improved technical know-how to the traditional beekeepers in order to facilitate the adoption of improved technologies available in this area.  The certification may be required to the beekeeper to seek any financial help from any banks, non-governmental or government agencies, etc. 
 
Objectives:
·         Impart education about modern beekeeping.
·         Build human resource in the beekeeping sector.
·         Diversification of apiculture to increase income of the farmers.
·         Develop entrepreneurial skills in beekeeping.
 
Courses
Course Code
Title of the course
Credits
OAPI-011
Introduction to Beekeeping
4
OAPI-012
Management of Honey Bee Colonies
8
OAPI-013
Hive Products and Economics Beekeeping
4