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Bee disease and pest management

Started Sep 26, 2020

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Full course description


September 26, 2020


1 Day


Polytechnic Campus



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. Participants will also learn precautions and techniques for preventing or reducing pests and diseases and control and treatment strategies and methods.


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

Who is this course designed for:

Hobby beekeepers and individuals interested in starting in beekeeping.


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.

Meeting Details

Saturday September 26, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm


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 ( or cell phone (480 434 9242).