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Hobby Beekeeping (In-Person)

Ended Feb 28, 2021

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Full course description


February 27, 2021


7 hours


Polytechnic Campus




This course is designed as a second level to the Introduction to Beekeeping course

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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.

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’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, February 27, 2021
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