Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)

Updated on 20 Aug, 2015

Certificate in Bee Keeping (CIB)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 1,400
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


8th pass

Programme Overview
This programme has been developed in collaboration with the IGNOU Regional Centre, Shillong (Meghalaya) through EDNERU (Educational Development of North East Region Unit). The programme is intended to provide scientific knowledge and technical skills in the all aspects of beekeeping. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate for improved productivity.
About the Programme:
There is always an increasing demand for the honey across the world. Still most of the honey is being collected from the wild resources (forest) and a limited amount is produced through commercial units. In the scattered commercial units, due to less technical knowledge and poor infrastructure, the honey production is less. A great potential exists in this area, where we may establish this unorganized sector into an organized one for the betterment of the society. 
At 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. 
·         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.
Course Code
Title of the course
Introduction to Beekeeping
Management of Honey Bee Colonies
Hive Products and Economics Beekeeping
CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 OAPI-011  Introduction to Beekeeping  4
 OAPI-012  Management of Honey Bee Colonies  8
 OAPI-013  Hive Products and Economics Beekeeping  4
Fee Concession:
The fee concession is available to the following category of students:
  •   All the candidates from the rural areas shall be entitled for 50% fee concession subject to the production of domicile certificates.
  •  The urban students below poverty line may also be given 50% fee concession subject to production of income certificate
Medium of Instruction:
  • English
  • Hindi
 Target Group:
  • Farmers
  • Farm women
  • Youth
  • Self-help groups
  • Prospective entrepreneurs   
 Job Opportunities:
  • trained beekeepers
  • Entrepreneur in beekeeping
  • upgradation of beekeeping skills
Counselling sessions:
The programme has practical component and equal weightage has been given to theory and practical components. The participation in the practical session is an integral part of the programme. 75% attendance in the practical counselling session is compulsory to appear in the practical examinations. The counselling sessions are held at the study centres (usually during weekends) according to the schedule drawn by the programme-in-charge. The details of the study centre can be obtained from the IGNOU website or concerned regional centres.
Additional Information:
The additional information about the programme and the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in and our Regional Centres. Additional information about this programme may also be obtained from School of Agriculture.
For further information, kindly contact:


Dr. S.K. Yadav, 
Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29573088
The Director,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29533167
Tele Fax: +91-011-29533167


Regional Centres: