Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Bee Disease * VET   317 5 1 1 1

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Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof. Dr. Armağan Erdem ÜTÜK
Prof. Dr.ARMAĞAN ERDEM ÜTÜK1. Öğretim Grup:A
The objective of this course is to teach the graduates of the Veterinary Faculty the fundamental criteria of apiculture and beekeeping, and to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to identify bee diseases and pests, and to diagnose and treat such diseases.
The components of this course consist of the anatomic structure of honey bee, its physiologic features and beekeeping; taxonomy, morphological and biological characteristics of the organisms causing disease in bees; the clinical symptoms, identification, treatment and control of such diseases.

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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Morphology, anatomy, taxonomy, biology and races of honeybee Lecture notes
2 Terms of beekeeping, equipment, usage practice care for hive and basic criteria for handling Lecture notes
3 Bee environment interrelationship, Pollination-Economy Lecture notes
4 Bee products (Honey, pollen, propolis, apilarnil, bee venom, bee wax, royal jelly) Lecture notes
5 Introduction to bee diseases Lecture notes
6 Nosemiosis Lecture notes
7 Varroosis Lecture notes
8 Midterm exam Lecture notes
9 American and European foulbrood Lecture notes
10 Bee paralysis, sacbrood and baldbrood Lecture notes
11 Fungal infections of bees (Chalkbrood and stonebrood) Lecture notes
12 Tracheal mite, Braula coeca and Tropilaelaps clareae Lecture notes
13 Other honeybee predators (wax moths, ants, bears, agricultural drugs, Vespidae, agricultural poisoning) Lecture notes
14 Written regulations and law prosedure related to beekeeping Lecture notes
15 Collecting samples, sending and preventing Lecture notes
16-17 Final exam Lecture notes

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