APIOLOGY AND APICULTURE LABORATORY

ENTO 224 - SPRING 2003, W 2:30 - 4:25 PM, TOWNSEND 012


Instructor: Dr. Dewey M. Caron
Townsend Hall, Rm 250
                       Office Hours:
Phone (302) 831 - 8883
MW 8:30 - 12:00 AM
Anytime in office
       
           TA:  Chrity Beal: Scott Williamson Townsend Hall Rm 246  

email: dmcaron@udel.edu -- website http://udel.edu/~dmcaron/ento224.html
 

TEXT:  APIDOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL  by D. M. CARON

LECTURE SCHEDULE and COURSE ASSIGNMENTS


DATE   TOPIC LABORATORY #
February 12 Introduction and Assignments; Wintering                  9
  19 BeeBiology & Anatomy 1 & 2
  26 Bee Identification; Dance Language 3 & 5
March 5 Stinging Insects 4
  12 Hive Equipment & Assembly 6
  19 Bee Problems  6
  26 Apiary - Honey Extraction; Bee disease 7 & 12 

SPRING BREAK
 

April 16 Apiary Visits 8
  23 EXAM - Laboratory Notebook Part One Due  
  30  Apiary - Starting with Bees  8
May 7  Apiary - Fall & Winter Management 10
  14 Apiary - Spring Management 11
  21 FINAL EXAM - Laboratory Notebook Part Two Due
 


 
 

Note:
 

Grading:

Substitutions::

For outside laboratories with bees come prepared for bee stings/weather conditions in "bee" appropriate clothing.

Exam I 40%, Notebook 20% and Final 40%. 

Delaware Beekeeping Short Courses - Saturday, April 12.
Delaware State Beekeepers meeting  Saturday, March 15; New Castle County meetings Thursday Feb 20, March 20 and April 17.
University  "AG Day", April 26.


 

The UD apiary site

Bee related Information