15 December, 2017

Shillong
Regional Centre

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Programmes

Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

8th pass

This programme has been developed in collaboration with the IGNOU Regional Centre, Shillong (Meghalaya) through Educational Development of North East Region Unit (EDNERU). The programme is intended to provide scientific knowledge and technical skills in all aspects of beekeeping. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate for improved productivity.
 
There is always an increasing demand for honey across the world. Still most of the honey is being collected from wild resources (forest) and a limited amount is produced through commercial units. In scattered commercial units, production of honey is less due to low technical knowledge and poor infrastructure. A great potential exists in this area, where we may establish this unorganised sector into an organised one for the betterment of the society. 
 
At the 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.

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