The General Administration of University Relations at King Khalid University organized last Sunday 22/2/1436 AH a recreational expedition for more than 80 members of the teaching staff. The expedition was to the 7th Honey Festival, which is currently taking place in Rijal Almaa Governorate. A number of members of the delegation expressed their happiness with what they saw including the organization of the festival, which included more than 22 participants, who displayed their products of pure honey that is extracted from the finest species of bees that have been fed on plants and natural flowers.
On the occasion, the president of the festival committee, Mr. Ali Hayani welcomed the University delegation visiting the festival, praising the move, which proves the University's support to the festival. He said, "The visit by members of the university has a positive and significant role in the success of the event, as it will serve as a great motivation for us to continue to offer all what is necessary to make the festival a success." Hayani called on the University President to create a community partnership with the festival, noting that such a partnership will add a lot to the festival in the coming years.
The entourage included in their trip a visit to Rijal Amaa village. On arrival there, they were received by the supervisor of operation of the village, Mr. Ibrahim Mosfer. He welcomed the visiting delegation, and accompanied them in an introductory tour of the village buildings, which has many sections that have unique heritage character that distinguished the Governorate in particular, and the Asir Province in general. The members of the delegation were also introduced to certain customs and traditions that Rijal Almaa is famous for.
On this regard, Dr. Khalid Alakhali, a doctor at Pharmacy College of King Khalid University, evaluated the idea of the trip, as well as the idea of organizing a festival for honey in the region. He said, "by virtue of my specialty, I call for coordination between the university and those in charge of the festival. There should be a scientific research into the possibility of medicinal uses of honey, which can be developed to lead us to new scientific discoveries.