BEEKEEPING

Course Information
TitleΜΕΛΙΣΣΟΚΟΜΙΑ / BEEKEEPING
Code729Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001590

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600120452
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: to understand the structure and function of colony to apply beekeeping manipulations to recognize the main bee diseases to know about the origin, the production and distribution of honey and others bee products
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Beekeeping in Greece and worldwide, elements of bee anatomy, life cycle of honeybees, bee hive (brood, worker, queen, drone), honeybees communication and orientation, pollen collection and honey production, the annual cycle of the bee colony, seasonal management, basic beekeeping equipment, diseases and pests, bee plants, physicochemical characteristics of honey, bee products (pollen, propolis, royal jelly, venom, wax)
Keywords
Apiculture, bee products, bee manipulations
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of Power Point software during lectures and email for the communication with the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures72
Laboratory Work30
Fieldwork30
Exams18
Total150
Student Assessment
Description
Exams Active participation during lectures Optinal assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πρακτική Μελισσοκομία Ανδρέας Θρασυβούλου, Εκδότης Νίκος Παππάς - Μελισσοκομική Επιθεώρηση
Additional bibliography for study
Herbert E.W. The Hive and the Honey Bee www.beelab.gr www.melinet.gr
Last Update
06-11-2015