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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
Examination of the neural, behavioral, and developmental processes by which the thousands of bees in a honey bee colony function as an integrated unit at the group level.
When Offered Spring (offered alternate years).
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 20 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.
Distribution Category (PBS-AS)
- Be able to describe, explain, and discuss the natural history of the honey bee, Apis mellifera, as a foundation to the study of its behavior and social life.
- Be able to sketch, describe, compare, and discuss the anatomies of queen bees and worker bees, and to describe the mechanisms of queen-worker caste determination.
- Be able to analyze, synthesize, appraise, discuss, and present research papers on the basic behavioral skills of worker bees: sensory abilities, time sense, orientation skills, cognitive abilities, and communication powers.
- Be able to analyze, synthesize, appraise, discuss, and present research papers on the mechanisms of colony integration for nest-site selection, nest construction, colonial thermoregulation, food collection, and colony defense.
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