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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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Topic Content:

  • Definition of Apiculture/Beekeeping
  • Composition of Nectar
  • Production of Honey
apiculture

What is Apiculture/Beekeeping?

Apiculture is derived from the Latin word “aphis bee” meaning beekeeping. Beekeeping is the maintenance of honey bee colonies commonly in hives by humans. A beekeeper is called an Apiarist, and the location where bees are kept is called an apiary or “bee yard“.

Apiculture basically is the study and management of honey bees that collect nectar from flowers from which honey is prepared. Honey bees are indigenous to the African continent.

Bees collect nectar and pollen. Pollen is the source of protein that is required by the bees for the development of their brood, whereas nectar is the carbohydrate that provides them with energy. Proteins also provide essential substances for royal jelly production in the hive.

 

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