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Queen Rearing
Course Code: AR230
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

Relationship between the colony and the queen, worker bees and differentiation of the queen, queen bees mating, the queen bees' sexual organs and spawning, the main factors that affect the value of bees, male bees life behavior, trained and retained for drones, controlled production of queen bees, larvae transferring the main raising bees. Commercial cultivation of the queen bee, queen bee rearing conditions, the effects of the development, breeder colonies, queen bee rearing larvae ,beginning and finishing properties and regulation of the colonies, main nozzles and unpaired queen bees storage, mothers obtained mating, mating control of honey bees,queen bees' care and administration.

Course Content

Queen Breeding methods and care of queen bee and management is taught.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the life and the behavior of male and female bees
2.To be able to acquire how to obtain queen bees from the main breast naturally
3.To be able to acquire commercial bee growing in controlled conditions
4.To be able to comprehend queen bees' mating and how to care management
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Arı Genetiği ve Islahı(Prof. Dr. Metin Şengonca, ISBN:975-483-615-9
2.Ana arı Yetiştiriciliği(Enver Öder ,ISBN:975-605-62580-0-8
3.Modern Arıcılık Teknikleri (Prof. Dr. Musin Doğaroğlu, ISBN:975-94210-0-3
4.Arıcılığın Temel Esasları (Prof. Dr. Ferhat Genç, Doç. Dr. Ahmet Dodoloğlu Atatürk Ü. Ziraat Fak.Yayınları No:160)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The life cycle of the bee colony
Week 1 - Practice
Examination of honey bee colonies
Week 2 - Theoretical
The life of queen bees ,stages of growth and behavior
Week 2 - Practice
Examination of queen bee
Week 3 - Theoretical
The life and behavior of drones
Week 3 - Practice
Examination of male bees
Week 4 - Theoretical
Worker bee's life and behavior
Week 4 - Practice
Examination of worker bees
Week 5 - Theoretical
Obtaining queen bee for natural bee breast
Week 5 - Practice
Field work
Week 6 - Theoretical
Obtaining queen bee for natural bee breast
Week 6 - Practice
Field work
Week 7 - Theoretical
Obtaining of queen bee for natural bee breast
Week 7 - Practice
Field work
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Bee cultivation under controlled conditions
Week 9 - Practice
Bee cultivation under controlled conditions
Week 10 - Theoretical
Bee cultivation under controlled conditions
Week 10 - Practice
Field work
Week 11 - Theoretical
Commercial queen bee breeding
Week 11 - Practice
Commercial queen bee breeding
Week 12 - Theoretical
Commercial queen bee breeding
Week 12 - Practice
Commercial queen bee breeding
Week 13 - Theoretical
Commercial queen bee breeding
Week 13 - Practice
Field work
Week 14 - Theoretical
Administration and maintenance of queen bees mating
Week 14 - Practice
Administration and maintenance of queen bees mating
Week 15 - Theoretical
Administration and maintenance of queen bees mating
Week 15 - Practice
Field work
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%70
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory201428
Lecture - Practice201428
Laboratory4028
Land Work60318
Reading40312
Midterm Examination1011
Final Examination1011
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)96
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
5
4
OÇ-2
4
5
4
OÇ-3
4
5
OÇ-4
5
4
4
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