Entomology 362

Fundamentals of Beekeeping (Beekeeping Lab)

Credits: 1
Prerequisites: ENTOM 361
Instructor: W.S. Sheppard
Text: None.

 

OBJECTIVES OF COURSE

  • To provide the student with practical, hands-on experience in beekeeping.

LABORATORY OUTLINE

Number of Periods & Topic
1 Safe handling of honey bees, equipment setup, installation of honey bees
1 Colony inspection, population growth, nutritional requirements
1 Colony inspection, colony development, pollen collection, plant identification
1 Colony inspection, swarm control, mite control, disease recognition
1 Colony inspection, supering, colony division
1 Colony inspection, requeening, winter provisions, honey removal
1 Honey extraction, handling and processing
7 (3 hours each) labs

GRADING CRITERIA

  • Assignment (colony management, inspection) 50%
  • 1 Final Oral/Practical 50%