Jun 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 340 - Anthropology of Bees (4)

Explores human interest in and relations with honeybees (judging by ancient rock art, our fascination with honeybees is one of our oldest). The class will also take a long look at honey-bee sociality, hive organization, and communication. These have strong family resemblances to our own. Many beekeepers and scholars suggest that human decision-making and conflict resolution could benefit by learning a few lessons from honeybees. Class includes field trips to nearby apiaries and opportunities to inspect beehives and see honey bees in action. Even years Spring.