Upskill Post Graduate Excursion
A Visit to Royal Honey Sakah Bee Farm and Agrotourism
Embarking on an educational odyssey, upskill’s winter semester’s postgraduate students of Tropical Coastal Ecology and Community Based Management ventured into the heart of beekeeping brilliance at Royal Honey Sakah Bee Farm. Our excursion that we hope to transpire, showcasing the beauty and importance of responsible apiculture.
We organized an educational and enriching excursion for our postgraduate students to Royal Honey Sakah Bee Farm on September 13, 2023. This remarkable field trip was an opportunity for the students to delve into the fascinating world of beekeeping, honey production, and environmental sustainability, all under the guidance of the esteemed Dr. I Wayan Wahyudi, the owner of Royal Honey Sakah and an alumni of Udayana University.
The day commenced with a warm welcome and introductory session, setting the stage for the insightful journey that awaited. Our host, Dr. Wahyudi, took center stage and generously shared his profound expertise and invaluable insights into the art of beekeeping. The discussion covered various aspects, including types of bees, vegetation crucial for beekeeping, and methods to tackle potential pests, offering the students a holistic understanding of the beekeeping process.
One of the highlights of the visit was a comprehensive tour of the bee farm. Our students had the opportunity to witness the honey production process, gaining firsthand knowledge of the meticulous steps involved. The tour culminated in a delightful tasting session, where our students savored two distinct types of honey produced by different bee colonies.
In addition to the educational aspect, the excursion also shed light on the sustainable and ethical practices employed at Royal Honey Sakah Bee Farm. Dr. Wahyudi emphasized the importance of responsible beekeeping and sustainable honey production, ensuring that the environment remains unharmed and the bee population is preserved. This ethical approach resonated positively with our students, underlining the farm's role in bettering the economy of the community.
Reflecting on the experience, we were inspired by the dedication and passion displayed by Dr. Wahyudi in managing the bee farm. The excursion not only enriched their academic knowledge but also provided a deeper understanding of the delicate balance between commercial activities and environmental conservation.
In conclusion, our winter semester’s postgraduate excursion to Royal Honey Sakah Bee Farm was a delightful blend of education, inspiration, and sustainability. Our students left with a newfound appreciation for beekeeping, honey production, and the significance of responsible business practices. This excursion stands as our commitment to providing enriching experiences that broaden the horizons of its participants.
By Billy Bagus