Apiculture – Sericulture
Upon completion of the course, the student, at the level of knowledge, will be able to list the races of bees, describe the anatomy and morphology of the bee and the silkworm, describe and interpret the behavior and biological cycle of these insects. In addition, he will be able to describe the bee colony and understand the structure of its nest, as well as describe the breeding methods that can be applied. He will also be able to identify bee and silkworm nutrition data, important beekeeping plants and the necessary beekeeping equipment. Finally, he will be able to recognize the products of bees and silkworms, to distinguish their importance, to be able to describe basic properties that they have and to choose them in his daily life.
At the skill level, the student will be able to design and implement the necessary and basic beekeeping manipulations, as well as the queen production program. He will also be able to apply techniques to produce other beekeeping products such as pollen, royal jelly, poison and propolis. He will be able to check for the main diseases of bees and silkworms and apply preventive methods.
At the attitude level, the student will be able to appreciate the bee’s pollinating contribution, the silkworm’s significant contribution, and encourage the conservation and protection of these insects. He will also be able to encourage the utilization of important beekeeping plants and finally to protect the bees from reckless use of agrochemicals and to support their protection by appreciating their important offer.