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University of Illinois Bees and Beekeeping Short Course

- April 18, 2020 -


Apr 18, 2020    
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University of Illinois - IGB
1206 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL

Lectures, hands-on workshops, and informal discussions on:

  • Bee Anatomy
  • Bee Breeding & Genetics
  • Bee Diseases, Parasites and Pests
  • Bee Health
  • Bee Learning
  • Bee Nutrition
  • Colony Collapse Disorder
  • Pesticides & Bees
  • Pollination
  • Sting Allergies
  • Swarm Control
  • Wintering in the Midwest

INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Gene Robinson, Prof. May Berenbaum, Prof. Adam Dolezal, and Members of the University of Illinois Bee Research Facility staff

GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Juliana Rangel, Texas A&M University

LOCATION: Bee Research Facility and Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology—both new, state-of-the-art buildings. The Bee Research Facility has specially designed flight cages that will allow us to do hands-on bee work indoors regardless of the weather, if necessary. Those choosing to participate in the hands-on activities must bring and wear their own protective veils, suits, or gloves. Non-participants can view from outside the flight cages.

FEE: $100 includes course materials, refreshments and lunch

DATES & TIMES: Saturday April 18, 2020, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION: OPENS JANUARY 13, 2020: Email:; Phone: (217) 265-7614

Payment by credit card is the only means to register for the 2020 course.

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Sponsored by:
Department of Entomology
School of Integrative Biology
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Dadant & Sons