BIONB 4350

BIONB 4350

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)

Outcomes
  • 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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16155BIONB 4350  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.