Honey Bee Biology
Which is correct:
Many people notice that dictionaries list "honeybee" as one word. However, entomologists use the two-word naming convention "honey bee." So, both are correct!
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The course consists of:
The Biology of the Honey Bee . Mark L. Winston, 1987. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
The Beekeeper’s Handbook. Third Edition. Dianna Sammataro and Alphonse Avitable, 1998. Collier Books. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
We encourage you to purchase the texts online from popular book sellers. Both will be available as new or used books. Used books are very affordable. If so desired, we will supply the texts for you at our cost, plus shipping. Contact us for details.
This course has two major objectives:
1) teach you about honey bee biology;
2) provide enough information so you can begin beekeeping and,
3) improve your knowledge of apiculture.
These objectives are closely related, because a good beekeeper must understand how a honey bee colony functions, and a good bee biologist should always consider how to apply new knowledge to apiculture.
Honey bees have been a source of continuous fascination for their honey, social organization, behavior, and their significance as pollinators of food crops. Above all we hope you find the material interesting and stimulating.
A six-month access period to this online course is available for a fee of $100. Make your check payable to Honey Bee Biology at TAMU and send to: