Courses

ENWC 205 Elements of Entomology

Academic year 2014-2015butterfly pic

3 credit hours

Lives of insects, emphasizing interactions with humans. Basic insect identification, structure, function, behavior, ecology, evolution, pest control and impact on human society, history and culture.

College: Agriculture and Nat Resources ( AG )

Department: Entomology and Wildlife Ecology ( ENTO )
ENWC 214 Apiology and Apiculturemarked queen pic

Academic year 2013 – 2014

2 credit hours

Scientific study of the life of honey bees, including their biology, behavior and communication; introduction to techniques of culturing and managing honey bees for honey production and crop pollination.

College: Agriculture & Nat Resources ( AG )

Department: Entomology & Wildlife Ecology ( ENTO )

 

ENWC 224 Apiology and Apiculture LaboratoryBee feeding

Academic year 2013 – 2014

1 credit hours

Laboratory and field course to complement topics in ENWC214. Bee identification and culture; hive management. Work with bees in an apiary to develop confidence in keeping bee colonies. COREQ: ENWC214

College: Agriculture & Nat Resources ( AG )

Department: Entomology & Wildlife Ecology ( ENTO )

 

ENWC 467 Pollination Ecologyhoney bee pollination

Academic Year 2014-2015

3 credit hours

Through the use of hands on field experiments and the development of educational outreach displays students will learn the basic science in the field of pollination ecology. Newark farm will be used to begin a long term database for pollinator diversity and temporal nutrition assessment. Students will be involved in planting different flowering species on the farm and colonies at the University of Delaware apiary will be tracked for pollen collection and hive health. Pollen will be identified thus creating a temporal pollen library and collection calendar for Apis mellifera in Northern Delaware which should be applicable to much of the Mid-Atlantic region. Students will be involved in weekly pollen sampling and colony evaluations.

Students will also be involved in creating a pollinator educational exhibit for the Commons area in Townsend Hall. The first year this course is taught the focus will be on designing and contracting out the construction of an observation hive with printed educational display boards.  Each semester the class is offered students will add to the display a new exhibit that engages the public about the importance of pollinators, other ideas include bat houses, creative native bee houses and a digital display of Monarch migration.

College: Agriculture & Nat Resources ( AG )

Department: Entomology & Wildlife Ecology ( ENTO )

 

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