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College of Bee Science of FAFU

 Time: 2014-04-30  Author:   


College of Bee Science of FAFU


College of Bee Science of Fujian Agriculture and ForestryUniversity is the most famous institution specialized in apiculture education in China, which has longest history regarding bee science as main discipline as well. The college is the footstone of apiculture education, research and production in China. In 2009, apicultural subject was identified as the national characteristic specialty by the Ministry of Education of China.

Our college has distinctive characteristics of college--running system which combine teaching with scientific researches and products development. It includes Bee Research Center, Fujian Apitherapy Institute, Engineering Research Center of Bee-products Processing of M.O.E., Fujian Biotoxin Engineering Laboratory, Fujian Engineering Research Center of Bee-products Processing, and FujianApitherapyHospital. It also has strong ties with Shenfeng Technology Co.,Ltd on bee products researches and development. For the past few years, our college has been honored several prominent national and provincial teaching achievement prizes, our faculties had edited three textbooks for higher agricultural universities and six textbooks on national apiculture subjects, presided national nature science grants funding over 20 millions, published more than 500 academic papers and 7 monographs, obtained 9 invention patents and 13 utility model patents. Achievements in scientific research have has been awarded with the “State Award for Inventions” and “Second Prize for Progress in Science and Technology of Fujian Province”. These achievements, especially the pharmaceutical development of bee products have been reported by the Sci-tech Channel of CCTV.

Currently, Over 600 undergraduates, and around 60 postgraduates and Ph.D students are studying in the college. There are three departments, i.e. Dept of Bee Science, Dept. of Bee Products and Processing, and Dept of Resources & Development of Traditional Chinese Medicines. The college consists of two experimental centers, two practical apiaries, two research institutes, one provincial apitherapy hospital, and the Engineering Research Center of Bee-products Processing of M.O.E., the Fujian Biotoxin Engineering Laboratory, the Fujian Engineering Research Center of Bee-products Processing, a GMP practical teaching base, a bee museum, a Chinese herbal medicine Herbarium, and a Chinese medicinal herbs plantation. In addition, the college has cooperated with many bee product companies and developed 11 Out-College Practice Bases.

The college has a research and teaching faculty of 20, of which 7 are full professors, and over 50 % of academic staffs hold PhD degrees. College is proud of having two professors with State Department special allowance, four national apiculture post scientists, one province-honored excellent scientist, and one province-honored excellent teacher. In addition, Professor Changxin Wu (members of CAS), Professor Guofang Pang (members of CAE), Senior Researcher Jie Wu (ChinaAgricultureInstituteBeeResearchCenter) and Professor Kaiguang He are employed as visiting professors.


Discipline of Bee Science

This discipline specializes on the teaching and researches of bee science. It covers almost every aspect of bee science, such as biology, physiology, pathology, management, equipments, breeding, protection, honey plants, pollination etc. Many discipline staffs are chief editors of most of textbooks for teaching.


Training objective

The object of training is to facilitate students with comprehensive scientific and technical knowledge and skills on bee science. Graduates can be active in the products R&D and processing, technology generalization and development, teaching and research in the related disciplines.


Main courses

Honeybee biology, honeybee breeding and Inheritance, honeybee management, honeybee physiology, honeybee pathology, honeybee protection, honey plant resource, beekeeping equipment, analysis of bee products, bee products processing, apiculture economy.


Training effects

Graduates from our college are popular in the apiculture administrative service division, import and export inspection and quarantine bureau, food and drug administration, teachers of bee science in institutions, apicultural enterprises. For the past few years, our graduates were short of demand, and the employment statistics was always 100%.

We are proud of that more than 80% of the apiculture talents and over half of the national apiculture post scientists are our college alumni, who play very important roles in teaching, researches as well as business and management all over the country.


Discipline of Resources & Development of Traditional Chinese Medicines

Resources & Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine is an interdiscipline specialty, which compatibly consists of natural science and medical science. The graduates can obtain certificates of pharmacist of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or pharmacist after passing state examinations, possessing a broad market prospect. Honey bee and bee products, such as bee venom, propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen, honey and honey comb, are valuable medicinal resources, extremely possessing discipline developmental potential and broader application market. As a national leading institution in  bee science, it has the strongest teaching and researching team for the development and application of bee products in pharmaceutics and health care, and strongest research platforms, inculding Bee Products Processing and Application Ministry of Education Engineering Center, Fujian Natural Biotoxin Engineering Laboratory, FujianBeeProductsProcessingEngineeringTechnologyResearchCenter. In addition, Fujian Shen Feng Science and Technology Co., Ltd, with a total investment of more than 100 million yuan, possesses 20000 m2 multiple dosage forms modern pharmaceutical workshop gaining GMP certificate of pharmaceutical production and health products manufacture, provides professional training opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates. FujianApitherapyHospital, the first provincial ApitherapyHospital in China, is another important achievement in interdiscipline development. The college newly invests in several practicing bases, such as “a hundred-traditional Chinese medicines plantation”, “aquatic medical animals feed pool”, “snake, scorpion and centipede cultivation park”, “traditional Chinese medicine herbarium” and “specimen make-up room”. We not only enroll the intramural specialists on medicinal plants, animals and microorganisms, but also recruit a group of domestic and abroad talents. Furthermore, we appreciate the worldwide cooperation with institutions and enterprises for upgrading the internationalization level on this field.


Training objective

Training comprehensive scientific and technical personnel who would possess basic theories, knowledge and skills of the specialty of Resources and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (the resources including medicinal plants, animals, microorganisms and mineral); and can be active in various areas including the apiculture, production, processing, circulation and management of traditional Chinese medicinal materials (consisting of bee products), pharmacy and health care products manufacture, the administration of traditional Chinese medicine and food, inspection and quarantine of animals and plants, as well as engage in the cultivation of resources of Chinese medicinal materials, production, quality control, new products R&D and processing, technology generalization and development, teaching and research in college related discipline and government related departments or institutions.


Main course

Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Science of Chinese Materia Medica, Authentication of Chinese Medicines, Pharmaceutical Botany, Pharmaceutical Zoology (mainly about bee, scorpion, centipede, and snake), Chemistry of Chinese Materia Medica, Analysis of Chinese Materia Medica, Resource Science of Chinese Medicinal Materials, Bee Products Science, Science of Apitherapy, Apitherapy Cosmetology, Science of Processing Chinese Materia Medica, Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy of Chinese Materia Medica, the Development of New Products from Chinese Materia Medica, the Discipline of Pharmacy Administration.


Training effect

The specialty of Resources & Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine in our college, takes advantage of the medicinal plants, animals and microorganisms cultivation and processing, and bee science in the university, as well as the preponderance of bee products in China. The pharmaceutical development and application of bee products have occupied first place internationally for many years. Besides, the specialty has teaching experiences and management skills in medicine and pharmacology education due to the good cooperation with FujianUniversity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the experiences on clinical rehabilitation medicine apitherapy for many years. We also possess research, teaching and industrial conditions of “Resources & Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine” including modern Chinese medicine and health care products production and management company of large capacity and apitherapy clinical special hospital. This subject is of extensive knowledge, and has good practice teaching conditions. The well trained students possess excellent research and manipulative abilities, strong adaptive capacities and numerous employment chances. In light of the trend of health care products and medicines development from apiculture trending towards bee products, these specialized graduates will fit considerable enterprises’ demand of bee products production, processing and management for highly qualified professional of this specialty, as well as satisfy the other need of the development of traditional Chinese medicine market, government related departments, college related discipline and related research institutes for high-ranking talent of this specialty.



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