INTS 395: Field-Based Work

INTS 395-013: Beekeeping and Sustainability
(Spring 2016)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F

Robinson Hall B218

Section Information for Spring 2016

Students will explore the fascinating social structure, intense cooperation, and organization of honey bees as a natural phenomenon.  Honey bees pollinated $12.4 billion worth of directly dependent crops and $6.8 billion worth of indirectly dependent crops in 2010 (Cornell University - Chronicle online). Currently bees in general and honey bees in particular, are going through a time of crisis.  There is a well-documented problem with honey bees called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).  CCD is killing an unusual number of colonies per year, causing an additional crisis; the pollination industry in the United States is suffering the lack of bees to do their job.  Due to the high colony mortality and high cost of hive maintenance, the beekeeping industry in the United States is a disappearing trade.  This introductory beekeeping class will have two main goals.  The first goal is to expose students to sustainable beekeeping, and the second is to propose beekeeping as a tool for sustainable development.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Notes: Topics vary, but entire course or significant component is located off campus. In addition to field work, course may also include reading assignments, tutorials, lectures, papers, presentations, portfolios, journals, and exams. Students bear costs of required field trips and should consult the Center for Social Action and Integrative Learning for more information. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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