Courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing department offerings. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Dates: June 20 - July 14, 2023; Online asynchronous survey course for aspiring beekeepers.
In this online course, students will learn the fundamentals of being responsible stewards of honey bee colonies and the skills to support good decision-making in today’s changing world of beekeeping. This introductory course will cover topics including basic bee biology, the factors driving global pollinator decline, current topics in pollinator research, purchasing equipment, and bees, integrated pest management, and successful strategies for overwintering. Course Objectives: 1. Attain the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to be responsible beekeepers and support good decision-making. 2. Understand basic bee biology 3. Understand the major threats to both managed and wild pollinators and the current issues faced by beekeepers. Textbook: Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping Dewey M. Caron Wicwas Press, ISBN: 978-1-878075-29-1
Note that the course material will be presented asynchronously. If you are interested in a hands-on beekeeping course, please see "Hands-on Beekeeping" CN 61350, PSS 195 - Z1
Grades will be based on participation in weekly discussuion posts, weekly assignments and quizzes.
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