The Rubber Board organizes a one day training programme in Apiculture at the Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam on 3 September 2012. The course content includes maintenance of bees, division of colonies, honey collection, processing, honey based product making etc. Apiculture has its importance as a source of additional income generation from the rubber holdings. The training is intended for the members of Rubber Producer’s Societies, Rubber Self Help Groups, labour banks and small growers.
The training fee is Rs.250/- (12.36 per cent service tax extra). SC/ST candidates will be given fifty per cent concession in fee on production of caste certificate. The payment may be made by money order or demand draft drawn in favour of Director (Training), Rubber Board payable at Kottayam. Application on white paper along with fee may be forwarded to Director (Training), Rubber Training Institute, Rubber Board PO, Kottayam 686 009. The fee can also be paid direct to Account No.1450300184 of Central Bank of India (IFC Code-CBIN 0284156). In that case the copy of the bank receipt should be enclosed with the application. Application through email along with scanned copy of bank receipt also is acceptable (email: email@example.com). For details contact phone 0481- 2351313, 2353127.