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Hobby Beekeeping - October 2020 is a Course

Hobby Beekeeping - October 2020

Ended Nov 1, 2020

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Full course description


October 31, 2020


2 Days


Polytechnic Campus




What you'll learn:

Participants will learn how to follow technical rules and basic beekeeping techniques to get maximize quality bee products and services from their colonies. Participants will learn sustainable beekeeping principles and essential skills such as re-queening, uniting and splitting colonies, and treatments for pests for successful bee management in small backyard beekeeping operations.

  • Learn technical beekeeping skills
  • Hands-on practice with European colonies at the ASU Bee Lab
  • How to apply techniques to maintain healthy bee colonies
  • Practice handling and managing a bee colony, improve necessary skills for effective bee keeping

Who is this course designed for:

Hobby beekeepers and individuals interested in starting in beekeeping. This course is designed as a second level to the Introduction to Beekeeping course. Please note this course may be cancelled if less than 3 students enroll.

Required course materials:

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 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.

Meeting Details

Saturday & Sunday, October 31 - November 1, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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 to find the course location communicate with instructor by email ( or cell phone (480 434 9242).