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Why bees are important and how you can help them- September 2020 is a Course

Why bees are important and how you can help them- September 2020

Started Sep 19, 2020

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Full course description


September 19, 2020


2 Hours


Polytechnic Campus



What you'll learn:

Honey bees are important pollinators of our crops that have helped humanity for as long as recorded history. We are losing 30-40 % of bees every year. The importance of honey bees continues to be essential for humanity, saving them from the many threats they face will greatly benefit future generations. In this workshop you will learn what the main reasons are and how you can help them.

Who is this course designed for:

People who are interested in learning about the importance of the honey bees and to help them.


Please note class may be postponed or canceled if less than 3 students enroll. 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).

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 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 19, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm


Honey Bee Research Lab
ASU Polytechnic Campus
6858 E Old Pecos Road
Mesa, AZ 85212