Course Code: VET411

Course Title : Apiculture and Bee Diseases

Weekly Teaching Hours: (2,1)

Course Description : This course is designed to acquaint 7th. semester student with the honeybee in all aspects. It will include: honey bee biology and behaviour, colony biology, standard bee equipments, bee and hive management for honey production and processing, products of the hive, , pests and diseases, and enemies and the value of bees as pollinators of agricultural crops.

Recommended Textbook(s) and Supplementary Books:

  • Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Muir ( Editor), Caron and Connor. 2013
  • A practical Manual of Beekeeping by Cramp. 2008
  • Honey bee diseases and pests: a practical guide by FAO.2006

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory.