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Paid training programme on beekeeping was organized on Aug 31, 2019 at ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra (IIHR), Tumakuru.

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Paid training programme on beekeeping was organized on Aug 31, 2019 at ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra (IIHR), Tumakuru. Beekeeping Expert Sri Shanthaveeraiah was invited speaker for training programme. Participants are Farmers of ICAR-KVK adopted village of Tumakuru and Students of GPS institute. This training aimed at enhancing the awareness among farmers about beekeeping and the pollination services offered by honeybees. During the day, students and farmers trained in maintenance of the beehives, beekeeping accessories and live bee colonies. Preliminary information on how to start beekeeping, management of beehives during dearth periods, the economics of beekeeping, bee products and role of bees in crop pollination was explained to the farmers.

This training programme was attended by 47 participants all over from Tumakuru district and GPS Institute.

In the morning session, during the inauguration, Mr.K.N.Jagadish ICAR KVK Hirehalli explained about various advantages of the bee keeping both monetarily and on environmental front, which was well received by the trainees. In the forenoon session Sri. Shantiveeraiah explained about various aspects of honeybee rearing and in the afternoon session, he has taken the trainees to the KVK farm and given practical knowledge and skill oriented training for the trainees by showing the boxes kept in the farm. Sri Mallikarjun Progressive farmer Badavanahalli Tumakuru participated in the programme.

The training ended on the same day evening at 4.30 pm with certificate distribution. Overall programme coordinated by Shri.K.N.Jagadish, Subject Matter Specialist (Agricultural Extension) supported by Mr.Shashidhar KN., Programme Assistant.