Date(s) - Oct 19, 2019
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E. L. Niño Bee Lab
Learn About Honey Bee Anatomy at UC Davis Class
DAVIS–The UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program is sponsoring a daylong course on “Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Harry H. Laidlaw Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road.
The course, set from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and conducted by CAMBP director and Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will cover the scientific “hands-on” portion of the journey level of the CAMBP.
“We will offer the attendees an opportunity to familiarize themselves with dissecting tools and microscopy, examine specimens under the microscope and perform dissections,” Niño said. “Participants will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee.”
Attendees will learn how to identify and examine distinct parts of external and internal honey bee anatomy, including ocelli, body segmentation and corbicula, as well as honey bee circulatory, digestive, nervous, respiratory, reproductive and glandular systems. They will compare different body parts between different honey bee castes (queen, drone and worker bee.)
Registration for the course is $200. It includes a continental breakfast, snacks, and a catered lunch. Registration is underway at https://bit.ly/2lC5S7G.