A Bee-yard is recently started in the University for making natural products

Wednesday December 17, 2014 - 16:23:35 in News & Events by Super Admin
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    A Bee-yard is recently started in the University for making natural products

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The Faculty of Animal and Agriculture at the University of Burao recently launched its own bee yard to care for bees on the campus.The aim of this project is to give students studying at this faculty practical experience in how to keep bees in beehives at the University.



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Bees produce honey and other substances that students can use to make products such as natural creams. As tutors and students work with the bees, they use protective clothing including gloves and a hooded suit or hat and veil.


The Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Hamse Jibril  gave details about the usefulness of beekeeping beehives . He said, "A beekeeper can collect honey and other products such as beeswax ,propolis, pollen, and royal jelly that can be sold in local markets, providing revenue for family consumption."


Although many students were initially afraid of the sting of bees, they quickly learned and realized the great benefits that beekeeping brings.


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In addition,students of the Animal Science and Agriculture Department practice in the University laboratory to successfully integrate theory and practice and to provide students with first-hand practical experience of course concepts and with the opportunity to explore methods used by scientists in their discipline.

Lecturers and experimental tutors had provided an effective sessions in the University science labs. Examples of the laboratory practices include culture for total plate count, coli-form count using milk samples and testing parasites using microscopes, as well as the students practiced the internal organs of goat.

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The Dean of the Faculty of Animal Science and Agriculture also shared how the faculty would slaughter a variety of sheep and goats to allow students to examine the parts of these animals.