Full course description
What you'll learn:
Humans and honey bees have had a symbiotic relationship for hundreds of years. Like other domestications, people have found ways to get more value from bees. In beekeeping, there are ways we can enhance and promote bee health to produce the pollination and products people need. We call these technical beekeeping rules. If we follow these rules then we can get more and quality crops and more bee products from per colony. Participant will learn how they can produce maximum bee products like honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, beeswax and bee venom. Also, they will learn how they can help maximize crop pollination.
Participants will learn technical beekeeping rules. They will have hands-on practice on European colonies at the Bee Lab. They will learn how to apply these techniques in their colonies and will learn technical beekeeping essentials for keeping bee colonies healthy. Participants will practice handling and managing a bee colony, improving necessary skills for effective bee keeping.
Who is this course designed for:
People who have 1-2 year or more beekeeping experience, hobby beekeepers, commercial beekeepers.
Please note class may be postponed 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 he has completed his Master and Ph.D. in apiculture at the University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey. He started working with bees in 1989 while his university years with Dr. Osman Kaftanoglu. He then worked as a lecturer in Beekeeping departments at Selcuk and Nigde University in Turkey. He has taught lots of different common beekeeping classes and courses such as beekeeping, queen bee rearing, beekeeping products production, and also advanced beekeeping classes and courses such as queen bee genetics, bee breeding and instrumental insemination courses. He worked as a lecturer for 7 years at two different University beekeeping departments between 1994-2001. He also worked at a Government Research Institute in Turkey as an apiculturist, researcher and government inspector in Beekeeping department for 13 years. He worked on queen rearing, instrumental insemination of queen bees, in vitro honey bee rearing and hygienic behavior. He worked on hygienic honey bee breeding projects in Turkey. He joined ASU in 2014. He is a master beekeeper and has 30 years’ experience. He is currently the Research Technologist at ASU and is in charge of the Honey Bee Research Lab.
Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019
9 am - 5:00 pm
Honey Bee Research Lab
ASU Polytechnic Campus
6858 E Old Pecos Road
Mesa, AZ 85212