Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding

A.Y. 2017/2018
3
Max ECTS
32
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/17
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Lectures:
1) Honey bee systematics, species and breeds (1 hour)
2) Genetics of honeybee. Sex determination in honey bee: haploidia and sexual chromosomes
3) (2 hours)
4) Honeybee selection (2 hours)
5) The castes: queen bee, worker bee and drone. The social physiology and genetics of behavior of the honey bee colonies (2 hours).
6) The frame hives. The beekeeping equipment. Location and arrangement of an apiary. (1 hour)
7) Beekeeping techniques:
- Hive inspection and the evaluation of colonies
- The visits in autumn and winter
- The swarming, supersedure,
- Harvesting honey
- Queen rearing (3 hours)
8) Characteristics and production techniques of bee products (2 hours)
9) Parasites and diseases of bees (2 hours)
10) Legislation (1 hour)

Practical activities:
Hive inspection in the apiary of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lodi (8 hours)
Visit to a harvesting laboratory and to an apiary for queen honeybee raising (8 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Students who do not attend the course are expected to master all the topics covered by it
AGR/17 - LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS, ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Rizzi Rita Maria
Professor(s)