Ri-Bhoi, 6 February 2017.
With the objective to encourage the farmers’ to take up Bee keeping as an enterprise through adoption of Scientific Bee keeping, the KVK Ri-Bhoi successfully organized a week long vocational training programme on ‘Scientific Bee keeping’ between 31 January and 6 February 2017. Accordingly, during the programme two exposure trips to Rural Resource Training Centre (RRTC), Umran that gave a new idea of doing Bee keeping scientifically; and to a progressive farmers farm Mr K. D Kharkrang, of Umeit village were undertaken. A practical session on Bee keeping including scientific extraction of honey was also conducted. The selection of ideal apiary, proper maintenance of the apiary and the benefits of Bee hive products in the poly-house were thoroughly discussed with trainees using PPTs and film shows. Around 16 rural youths and farmers were selected from Umeit village of Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya for the said training programme. Scientific Bee keeping resulted in a profitable venture as an allied enterprise as a Bee keeping a farmer can earn Rs 600 to Rs 700/ kg from selling honey alone that can help to generate employment and income.