ANR 265 Bees and Beekeeping

Prerequisite: Any ANR or BIO course; or permission of instructor

An introduction to honeybee biology and the practice of beekeeping, also known as apiculture. Students will learn how an understanding of bee biology, generated through observation and experimentation, has been applied to develop methods-simple as well as intricate-to manage honeybee colonies for various purposes, such as honey and wax production and crop pollination. Topics covered will include honeybee biology (anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and taxonomy), crop pollination, and beekeeping (historical and current practices). Students will gain practical experience by working with hives, assessing hive conditions, diagnosing problems, and making management decisions. NOTE: Noncredit for students who completed ANR 365.


1 Course Credit