This farm is a paradise on earth; full of fruit trees, honeybees, fish ponds and poultry
Kalanjoor (Pathanamthitta): Gilead Farm located in Kottanthara here is a paradise on earth for the passers-by. Farm owner K T Jose arranged not only a natural landscape but also a healthy and diverse food culture.
Wide variety of fruits and natural honey are available in the farm. Different types of fish are growing in three large ponds. Over 20 fruit trees are flourishing on the banks of the ponds. Hundreds of chicken and ducks are living around the ponds.
Jose was interested in honeybee farming from an early age. When he returned from abroad after 15 years he decided to start a honeybee farm. He set up about 500 beehives and made it a source of income. His wife Jessy and children Christo and Christy also helped him.
Apart from this, Jose turned two large marshlands in the farm into ponds and grew fish like pearl spot, katla, pangusis, red belly and tilapia. A modern bio floc fish pond also is set up in the farm. Asola is cultivated in the ponds to feed the ducks.
Jose has been engaging in honeybee farming for 40 years. Many people approach him on a daily basis to clear doubts regarding beekeeping. Jose has set up a honey processing unit that can purify about 4000 litres of honey.
Besides, vegetables required for the household are cultivated in Gilead farm. In Jose’s opinion, these activities help relieve mental stress. For advices and guidelines, Jose can be contacted at 9745363898.