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SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
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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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Evaluation Questions – Apiculture:

1. (a) State the meaning of Apiculture.

(b)
(i) Name the three members of the honey bee colony.
(ii) State five ways in which honey beekeeping is important.

2. (a) Name five materials that could be used to attract bees to a new beehive.

 

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Evaluation – Apiculture

1. (a) State the meaning of Apiculture.

Answer:

Apiculture or bee rearing is the rearing of bees for collecting honey and wax. The place where honey bees are reared is called an apiary. The workers are known as apiarists or apiculturists.

(b)

(i) Name the three members of the honey bee colony.

Answer:

  • Queen
  • Drone/king
  • Worker
  • Brood

 

(ii) State five ways in which honey beekeeping is important.

Answer:

  • Production of honey/food/food for man,
  • Production of enzymes/invertase.
  • Beekeeping serves as a means of employment.
  • Source of foreign exchange.
  • Bees help to pollinate crops.
  • Honey and bee venom are used for medical purposes.
  • Educational/research.
  • Honey is used for many industrial purposes e.g. production of cosmetics.
  • Beekeeping also helps to produce a special substance called wax. Bee wax is very important for the production of candles.

 

2. (a) Name five materials that could be used to attract bees to a new beehive.

Answer:

  •  Raffia wine
  • Locust beans
  • mango juice
  • Cocoa beans juice
  • Propolis
  • Pineapple juice
  • Molasses
  • Pheromone lures
  • Sugar
  • Palm wine/sweet syrup
  • Lemon grass/ essential oil
  • Bait hive/swam trap
  • Old frame with bee comb
  • Quercetin chemicals
  • Dry cassava flour

(b) State three (3) precautionary measures in beekeeping.

Answer:

  • Protect yourself by wearing a keeper suit and gloves at all times especially when bees are out and capable of stinging.
  • Locate apiaries far from human dwellings.
  • Put warning symbols near your apiary. This is to ensure the safety of your family and neighbours.

(c) State three (3) steps in harvesting bees.

Answer:

  • Put on your protective suit
  • Approach the bee hive from behind, puffing smoke into the hive entrance.
  • Remove the top of the hive while smoking the opening to drive the bees down into the hives.

 

3. List five (5) pieces of equipment used in beekeeping.

Answer:

  • Bee suit
  • Smoker
  • Mini crowbar
  • Silk bee brush
  • Serrated knife
  • Honey extractor
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