2008 BeeSpace Summer Learning Workshop

EdWeek 08: Tuesday activities

6/28/2008  4:00 pm

Tuesday morning the students learned about the development of BeeSpace experiments, including how colonies are manipulated, what observation tools are used, and how mRNA information is assessed. They also visited research hives at the UIUC Bee Lab.

Video: Anatomy of a moveable-frame beehive, with Nick Naeger (12 mins.)
Prior to visiting the Bee Lab, Nick demonstrates how a moveable-frame beehive is put together and explains the function of its various pieces.

Video: Opening up a beehive at the Bee Research Facility, with Nick Naeger (26 mins.)
Nick and the students don protective gear to open up a bee hive, outdoors at the University of Illinois Honey Bee Research Facility. Highlights include locating worker bees engaged in various tasks, finding drones, locating the queen bee, and examining frames with brood, pollen, and honey.

Video: Inside the Bee Research Facility, with Nick Naeger (16 mins.)
Nick leads the students on a tour inside the University of Illinois Honey Bee Research Facility. Highlights include the honey extraction room, walk-in incubator, flight chamber, observation hive, and bumblebee observation room.

    Question Set (Adobe Acrobat)

Lecture: Introducing BeeSpace, with Nick Naeger (36 mins.)
Upon returning to the classroom after their visit to the bee facility, the students learn from Nick about how the BeeSpace Project seeks to understand the genetic basis for various honey bee behaviors.
    Naeger-IntroBeeSpace.PDF -- Slideset (Adobe Acrobat)
    Video -- Synchronized video and slides (Adobe Flash)
    Transcript (Adobe Acrobat)
    Question Set (Adobe Acrobat)

Tuesday Photo Galleries
   
Introducing Beekeeping Equipment
    Visiting the Bee Yard
    Visiting the Bee Lab