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New Biology Course on Bee Biology Fall 2020

The Biology Program is offering a new advanced biology course for students to take as part of their program of study this Fall 2020:

Honey bees

Bee Biology, Management, and Beekeeping (BIOL 358X) - 3 credits

Meeting Times for Fall 2020: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm

Instructors: Amy Toth ( and Randall Cass (

Prerequisites: previous coursework at the 200-level in biology, entomology, and/or agriculture; or by instructor permission

Course Description: Biology and management of pollinators, focusing on honey bees.  Fundamentals of bee biology, life history, behavior, and development.  Practical aspects of beekeeping and managementincluding honey production and extraction.  Will include hands-on lessons with bee hives at the ISU Horticultural Research Farm.