The Rubber Training Institute, Rubber Board, Kottayam has introduced a certificate course on Bee-keeping. The course is scheduled to be conducted on fortnightly basis in collaboration with Palakkad Meenachil Rubber Producers Society, Pala will continue in different batches for one year. The course includes theory and practical sessions on all aspects of bee-keeping. The programme intends to support rubber growers for additional income generation and also to those who are interested in taking apiculture as a full time employment. The course will be launched on 6 May 2016 at Rubber Training Institute.
The course fee is Rs. 1000/- (service tax extra). Interested persons may send their applications to Director, Rubber Training Institute, Rubber Board P O, Kottayam-686 009. The payment can be made by money order or demand draft drawn in favour of Director (Training), Rubber Board, Kottayam-9 payable at Kottayam. The fee can also be paid direct to Account No.1450300184 of Central Bank of India (IFS Code-CBIN 0284156). In that case the copy of the bank receipt should be enclosed with the application. Application through email (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) along with scanned copy of the bank receipt is also acceptable. For details, contact phone 0481-2353168, 2353127.