Persistent Link:
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Title:
The need for development of educational materials for beekeepers
Author:
Zeltzer, Abbie, 1952-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine the need for development of educational materials for beekeepers by evaluating the following: the current status of the management of honey bee colony genetics in the United States; the self-perceived information needs of beekeepers; and the most acceptable formats for educational materials. The sample defined was 255 hobbyist, part-time and commercial beekeepers that were registered participants at national and regional beekeeping association meetings during 1990. Results indicated that commercial beekeepers prefer different formats of educational materials than hobbyist and part-time beekeepers. Other important findings include the following: (1) few beekeepers manage colony genetics, (2) beekeepers that do not manage colony genetics would be willing to manage colony genetics if their operations were threatened, and (3) self-perceived information needs appear to reflect a response to self-perceived threats. Additionally, beekeepers in all classes indicated that research findings were not presented in an acceptable format.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Adult and Continuing.; Education, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zurbrick, Phillip

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe need for development of educational materials for beekeepersen_US
dc.creatorZeltzer, Abbie, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorZeltzer, Abbie, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the need for development of educational materials for beekeepers by evaluating the following: the current status of the management of honey bee colony genetics in the United States; the self-perceived information needs of beekeepers; and the most acceptable formats for educational materials. The sample defined was 255 hobbyist, part-time and commercial beekeepers that were registered participants at national and regional beekeeping association meetings during 1990. Results indicated that commercial beekeepers prefer different formats of educational materials than hobbyist and part-time beekeepers. Other important findings include the following: (1) few beekeepers manage colony genetics, (2) beekeepers that do not manage colony genetics would be willing to manage colony genetics if their operations were threatened, and (3) self-perceived information needs appear to reflect a response to self-perceived threats. Additionally, beekeepers in all classes indicated that research findings were not presented in an acceptable format.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Adult and Continuing.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZurbrick, Phillipen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1344030en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26917567en_US
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