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Bee disease and pest management (Virtual)

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Full course description


December 4, 2021


3 hours






This course is designed for hobby and commercial beekeepers

What you'll learn:

Participants will learn how to manage bee parasites and diseases. How to monitor their colonies for mite and other diseases. Parasite and disease symptoms and diagnoses. Precautions and techniques for preventing or reducing pests and diseases. Control and treatment strategies and methods.

Course Objectives:

  • Bee diseases and parasites.
  • Monitoring
  • Diagnosing
  • Control and treatment

This course is designed for:

Hobby beekeepers and individuals interested in starting in beekeeping.

Please note this course may be cancelled if less than 5 students enroll.

About the instructor

Cahit Ozturk, Ph.D.

Dr. Ozturk received his Bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1993 and completed his Masters and Ph.D. in apiculture at the University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey. His journey working with bees started in 1989 as an undergraduate. He has since taught many courses on beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey bee products. He has also taught advanced beekeeping courses such as queen bee rearing, bee breeding and instrumental insemination as a lecturer for 7 years at the beekeeping departments of two different universities. He worked in a government research institute in Turkey as an apiculturist and researcher in the beekeeping department for 13 years where he further developed expertise in queen rearing, instrumental insemination, in vitro rearing and hygienic behavior. His work also included hygienic honey bee breeding projects. Dr. Ozturk joined ASU in 2014 where he works as the Research Technologist and manager of the honeybee research laboratory. As a master beekeeper with over 30 years of experience Dr. Ozturk shares his knowledge and expertise in his ASU beekeeping courses.

Meeting Details

Saturday, December 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


If you have any questions about the course please communicate with instructor by email