Content (Syllabus outline)

Introduction of class and beekeeping as production filed. Honeybee species and its relatives. Morphological and physiological characteristics of bees. Different developmental phases of brood. Maturation of young bees to the foragers. Chemical communication with pheromones, which control development of bee colony, especially behavior related to the swarming. Communication with mechanical signals. Honeybee genetics and selection. Main bee forages and exploitation. Pollination service. Bee diseases and poisoning. Detailed presentation of beekeeping technology. Development of bee colonies through the year and main beekeeping activities. Bee products and quality control. Overview of specific beekeeping legislation.


Prerequisites for inclusion in the work:

Basic biological classes and other obligations from the first year of study of all study programs at Biotechnical faculty or comparable studies.