Courses at NC State
Introduction to honey bee biology and a fundamental understanding of beekeeping management including crop pollination by bees. Examination of the relationships between honey bees and humans from prehistoric through modern times and the behavior andsocial system of one of the animal world's most complex and highly organized non-human societies.
Pre-requisite: None; geared towards non-science majors in fulfilment of science general education requirement
Course Offerings: Fall semester. Enrollment: 180 students.
ENT 401 Honey Bee Biology and Management [webpage]
A new online distance education course in honey bee management. Students will learn the fundamentals of honey bee life history, development, and behavior in an effort to understand how colonies function. Based on this knowledge, students will learn practical aspects of beekeeping such as disease treatments, pollination, and honey production. There will be three mandatory laboratory sessions that will train students in how to become active beekeepers.
Pre-requisite: None, but ENT 201, ENT 203, or ENT 425 recommended
Course Offerings: Spring semester, odd years; Summer I session, even years. Enrollment: 50 students.
NEXT OFFERING: Summer session I, 2012 (course co-instructor,
Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom)
ENT 601/801E Social Behavior of Insects [webpage]
Graduate-level discussion of eusocial insects and other social groups. Course co-instructors: Ed Vargo and John Meyer.
Course Offerings: Spring semester, every third year (next offering: Spring 2014).