Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

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E L Nino Bee Biology Lab, 1 Bee Biology Rd., Davis, CA 95618

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee 

Led by Elina Niño, Ph.D., Director of the CAMB Program, participants will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee.

Course Description: Honey bee anatomy and physiology will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with dissecting tools and microscopy, examine specimens under the microscope and perform dissections.

Additional Information Regarding the Course: This course contains the scientific ‘hands on’ portion of the Journey Level course outlined in the syllabus (  Please ensure you prepare for this interactive experience by taking time in advance to review the basic biology of the honey bee. 

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and examine distinct parts of external and internal honey bee anatomy
    • E.g., ocelli, body segmentation, corbicula, etc.
    • E.g., identify and examine the honey bee circulatory, digestive, nervous, respiratory, reproductive and glandular systems
    • Compare different body parts between different honey bee castes
    • Practice microscopy and dissecting skills
    • Learn to identify various physiological functions of specific parts of honey bee anatomy

This course will be hosted at the E. L. Niño Bee Lab, 1 Bee Biology Rd, Davis, CA 95618 from 9am to 5pm on Saturday October 6th, 2018.  Breakfast and a catered lunch will be served.

Cost is $200.00 

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