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Managing Africanized bees and swarms (In-Person) is a Course

Managing Africanized bees and swarms (In-Person)

Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2021

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Full course description


October 30, 2021


7 hours


Polytechnic Campus




*This course is designed for hobby and commercial beekeepers

What you'll learn:

Participants will learn what the Africanized bees are. They will learn the history of the African bees in America and in the US. They will learn about general differences between European and Africanized colonies. They will learn and practice swarm collection. They will learn how to manage an Africanized colony and how to control their colonies from Africanization.

Course Objectives:

  • Managing Africanized bees
  • Swarms
  • Relocations
  • Protecting colonies from Africanization

This course is designed for:

  • Hobby and commercial beekeepers and individuals interested in starting beekeeping.
  • The participants need to bring their own bee suits and gloves.
  • Coffee, appetizers and easy lunch will be provided.

Please note this course may be cancelled if less than 3 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, October 30, 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