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Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-06-20 14:05
Location / Venue: 

National Beekeeping Institute, Lenana

Demonstrations on beekeeping and bee management

A honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is one of the beneficial insect which contributes immensely to the environment. This ranges from wildlife habitat, biodiversity, wild plant growth, source of food as well as pollinators. As a regulating ecosystem services, pollinators such as bees provide allogamy that leads to improved regeneration of trees and conservation of the forest’s biodiversity. To understand basic bee keeping operations, 3rd year students in Range Management in this department were demonstrated on following bee keeping procedures at National Beekeeping Institute (NBI) Kenya, Lenana on 20th, June 2018. This is one of the leading institutional core functions and as shown below.

They were trained on a) key beekeeping equipments and their fabrications, b) Major bee forage trees c) Management of apiaries d) Bee and colony management e) Insect pests in hives f) bee products processing and utilization g) bee products quality control.

The training to students was conducted by NBI staff under supervision of their lecturer Mr. James Muriuki assisted by Ms Carolyne Kyalo, Mr. James Nderitu and Ms. Carolyne Odori all from LARMAT department, University of Nairobi.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2021-07-20 14:05
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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