Led by Elina Niño, Ph.D., Director of the CAMB Program, participants will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee.
Course Description: Honey bee anatomy and physiology will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with dissecting tools and microscopy, examine specimens under the microscope and perform dissections.
Additional Information Regarding the Course: This course covers the scientific ‘hands on’ portion of the Journey Level of the California Master Beekeeper Program. Please ensure you prepare for this interactive experience by taking time in advance to review the basic biology of the Honey bee.
Course Learning Objectives:
Identify and examine distinct parts of external and internal honey bee anatomy
E.g., ocelli, body segmentation, corbicula, etc.
E.g., identify and examine the honey bee circulatory, digestive, nervous, respiratory, reproductive and glandular systems
Practice microscopy and dissecting skills
Learn to identify various physiological functions of specific parts of honey bee anatomy
Cost is $200.00 and covers the cost of materials, equipment, continental breakfast, snacks, refreshments and a catered lunch.