Barcelona, Spain

Beeology: Honeybee Science from Theory to Practice

when 25 June 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 910

Beekeeping is an ancient human practice that is becoming increasingly important in recent years, due to the stark decline of both wild and farmed bee populations, as well as their role as the major pollinators of several natural and agricultural habitats.

Course leader

Gerardo Caja. Emeritus Professor at the Department of Animal and Food Science of the Faculty of Veterinary of the UAB.

Target group

The summer course is designed to supply the growing demand for science-based best beekeeping practices, and it is aimed at students and also to those interested in learning more about honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) biology.

Course aim

The course content includes knowledge about the history of beekeeping, apiculture legislation, basic bee biology, plant science and pollination, genetics, metabolism and nutrition, pathology, bee welfare, colony collapse disorder, and several aspects of honey production, including its harvest and quality assessment. Theory classes will be combined with practical sessions at the UABee apiary and UAB laboratories.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 910: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 910 but those who register before May 15th will get 20% discount.


No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before May 15th.