Course code HFX208

HFX208 Beekeeping

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Course responsible: Bjørn Steinar Dahle
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
40 students. Only if the limit of 10 student registrations is reached, the course will be given.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course gives an introduction to bee biology with specific relevance to beekeeping. In addition, bee diseases, forage plants in Norway, material, business forms and economics will be covered. Students will acquire practical experience with ordinary care of beehives, queen breeding, migratory beekeeping and overwintering methods. The course content may change.
Learning outcome:
The course is suitable for those who wish to start their own beekeeping, for those who whish to work with insect pollinated crops, for those who will deal with the beekeeping sector in management issues and for those who whish to work for local beekeeping groups or other associations to promote the development of Norwegian beekeeping. The course provides knowledge about important biological, health management, botanical, business and economic aspects that must be mastered by teachers or advisers in the field of beekeeping. The course will also discuss bees as social insects and as a biological model organism regarding sociality and age research.
Learning activities:
Lectures, practical beekeeping, field trips.
Teaching support:
Roar Ree Kirkevold: Ingar'sis birøkt, 2013. Forelesninger og utdelt materiale
Recommended prerequisites:
Preferably some background in biology.
Mandatory activity:
Written independent assignment and practical exercises, group work. The final examination counts 50 % of the final grade.
Nominal workload:
The course will be divided between one week in June and one week in August. Includes a workload of 5 credits. 150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course lasts two weeks, the first part in June and the second in August. Lecturing time can vary some from day to day, because we are dependent on weather conditions for practical exercises. Lectures and working on assignments make up a significant part of the total course time. 20 - 30 hours will be set aside for exercises and excursions.
External assessment of the evaluation system.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått