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SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
    9 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  2. Animal Improvement | Week 2
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Animal Health Management I - Introduction | Week 3
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Animal Health Management II | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Animal Health Management III | Week 5
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Aquaculture | Week 6
    11 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Apiculture or Bee-keeping | Week 7
    10 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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  • Importance of Beekeeping
    • job/wealth creation, bees and bee products are medicinal, provision of food, etc.

Beekeeping by farmers is of great importance and such benefits include:

1. Income Generation: When offered for sale or export, honey and other products generate income for farmers.

2. Provision of Food: Honey which is the main product derived from beekeeping is consumed locally as food.

3. Medicinal Purposes: Honey and other associated products are also to be used in the preparation of medical items that are useful to humans. For example;

  • Honey bee venom contains a mixture of proteins which can potentially be used as a prophylactic to destroy HIV which causes AIDS in humans.

 

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