Full course description
What you'll learn:
Honey bees can be used pollination service and lots of valuable hive products production. The most common ones are Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Venom, Bee Wax, Bee Bread, Apilarnil, Queen Bee, Package Bees, Split Colony, bee removal, etc. In this course, you will learn how to promote your colonies for production. Also, you will learn some techniques for more production and how to harvest them.
What you'll learn:
- Which products you should chose in you operation
- How to promote a colony to produce different hive products
- How you can increase your yield
- How to harvest your products
- Proper storage prior marketing
Who is this course designed for:
Please note class may be postponed if less than 3 students enroll. Bee suits and gloves will be provided but participants are welcome to use their own bee suits and gloves.
About the instructor
Cahit Ozturk, Ph.D.
Dr. Ozturk received his Bachelor 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 bee research laboratory. As a master beekeeper with 30 years of experience Dr. Ozturk shares his knowledge and expertise in his ASU beekeeping courses.
Saturday & Sunday May 2-3, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
Honey Bee Research Lab
ASU Polytechnic Campus
6858 E Old Pecos Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
Location is at West & South corner of the ASU Polytechnic campus. If you have difficulty finding the course location, please communicate with the instructor by email (Cahit.Ozturk@asu.edu) or cell phone (480 434 9242).