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ENVB 2210 - Introductory Apiculture F,W (3-0) [0.50]

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the broad field of beekeeping. It will include honey bee biology and behaviour, management for honey production, products of the hive, pests and enemies and the value of bees as pollinators of agricultural crops. (Also offered through Distance Education format.)


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 11, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Guzman

Comment :
This course has simple concepts that are cloudy with complexity because of the level of detail that is need to be successful. You must know every detail in the textbook because the questions for both midterms and the exam come from a bank of questions. Highly recommended that you start a notes taking group!! This was supposed to be my easy course!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 4, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : de guzman

Comment :
DE with deguzman is alot harder than the in class.... so avoid unless its inclass or without deguzman... u will need to know every detail
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Posted By : Nicole
Posted On : April 2, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Ernesto Guzman

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Do NOT take this class DE with prof Guzman unless you're prepared to memorize every single detail in a 400 page textbook. That is what is expected in this class, I'm not exaggerating at all. Most of the material is interesting, but it's hard to enjoy reading/studying the material when there's so much to know. This course should definitely be worth 1 full credit, or be a third year course, definitely not second year. The two online midterms (worth 15% each), aren't as bad as the final because you can use your textbook to look up each term, although it does not have an index to search for certain words. There's also a short article which can easily be done the day before it's due, worth 15%. The last assignment is 5 online conferences, worth 20% in total, which are easy but take quite a bit of time to research.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 29, 2011

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Great course! It is not hard to do well at all. If you come to lecture and pay attention you barely need to study for the midterms. The W11 section had two midterms, but only the best one counted, a short(2-3pg)paper on a subject of your choosing and a final exam. This class makes you want to keep bees but it also makes you understand the ecological importance of bees. I had Gard Otis as a prof and he was amazing. He wore a bee themed shirt to every class and never wore the same one twice, plus he gave away bee related stuff on a regular basis.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 3, 2011

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Such a fun course, and a great prof! Very easy too - just go to class and you are guaranteed a good mark. The material is very interesting. You don't have to be a bee fanatic to enjoy this class.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 3, 2011

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I absolutely loved this class! I had the greatest prof, he was amazing and it's not hard to do well. A lot of non science majors take this course to fullfill their science elective requirements. I suggest attending lectures and reviewing your notes, however it is not an intensive course, the material is interesting and it's extremely easy to follow. I definitly recommend taking it!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 29, 2011

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Loved this DE class SO much! I love bees :) I'm keeping my textbook, I would love to practice beekeeping as a hobby. This is a great elective for anyone interested in bees!
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