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On completion of this course students will:
Understand the ecological niche occupied by various insect pollinators as well as the importance of insect mediated pollination to horticulture and agriculture;
Know the major tree, shrub and vegetative plants for sourcing pollen and nectar in Ireland (and recognise the flower sources of some of the more common honey types);
Be able to describe the social organisation of honeybee colonies;
Appreciate the practical work involved in beekeeping and where to locate resources to establish a small apiary;
Be able to describe the importance (economic and health) of honeybee products to human society.
See Overarching Content section above.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: 2. Literature review (2 pages + references)||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: 4. End of module MCQ exam||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: 1. Apiary practical (lab report)||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: 3. Video and presentation (group project)||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Feedback on the literature review is delivered via Brightspace using a rubric as well as with personalised comments. Students are offered advice of the focus of their review essays. Students have the opportunity to work on the group video project over the course of two in-class sessions during which they receive advice and commentary regarding technical and content-related material prior to the completion of the project. Comments are also offered on one draft of the video. Afterwards, group-based comments and evaluation are delivered to the class.
|Katherine Burns||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 13:00 - 13:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12||Wed 13:00 - 13:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 10||Wed 13:00 - 13:50|