Genetic improvement of bees

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΜΕΛΙΣΣΑΣ 1 / Genetic improvement of bees
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000749

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Undergraduate courses on Beekeeping, Applied Apiculture, Bee pathology
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will a) have sufficient knowledge to guide professional beekeepers in rearing honey bee queens b) work on similar issues in institutes and research centers or on research projects of universities c) to pursue a career in producing improved queens d) train beekeepers in rearing honey bee queens contributing their new knowledge
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction , pathways to eusociality, geological history of bees, geographical variability and classification, sex and caste determination , cytology and cytogenetics, population genetics, reproduction and mating behavior, selection, propagation and instrumental insemination, breeding accomplishment with honey bees
instrumental insemination, population genetics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power point
Student Assessment
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
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