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Managing Africanized bees and swarms (Virtual) is a Course

Managing Africanized bees and swarms (Virtual)

Ended May 9, 2021

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Full course description


May 8, 2021


3 hours






What you'll learn:

Participants will learn basics about Africanized honeybees. They will learn what the differences are between Africanized bees and European bees. They will learn how to prevent a European colony from Africanizing and how to re-locate them. They will learn re-queening and maintaining these colonies.

Course Objectives:

  • European and African honeybee characteristics.
  • Preventing from Africanizing.
  • Re-location and re-queening.
  • Maintain Africanized colonies.

Who is this course designed for:

Hobby beekeepers and individuals interested in starting in beekeeping.

Please note this course may be cancelled 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 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, May 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


If you have any questions about the course please communicate with instructor by email