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Testimonials, Bee Course 2015

"Thank you for a very interesting, professional and enjoyable course!”

“I wish I could come again.”

“The Bee Course was just about flawless.”

“A memorable experience. I learned a lot.”

“This was the best field/lab course I’ve ever taken.”

“I’d just like to thank everyone involved. The Bee Course was a great educational experience.”

“Thanks for the fun informative experience.”

“All in all, I think the course was an extremely valuable experience. The length was appropriate, the depth of the course was well thought out (a great introduction), and the instructors/field experience was one-of-a-kind.”

“Thanks for everything. I’m honored to have been here.”

“Learned more than I expected. Enoyed all aspects of the course – would highly recommend to others. Thank you!”

Testimonials, Bee Course 2014

"Also, thanks for a wonderful learning experience!”

“I feel honored to have been part of the course: thanks for inviting me!”

“I feel that being selected to attend this course as a great honor….Eli did a great job of arranging the equipment and siting locations. Thank you, all instructors, for your effort and expertise.”

“I don’t have any comments, only this is a great course.”

“I am so grateful for the opportunity – thank you!!”

“I really enjoy the course, thanks for everything, guys!”

“Instructors are awesome & we are so blessed to see such a wonderful team of people to interact with. While we are studying bee phylogeny, I was thinking about bee people phylogeny:

“I had a wonderful time at the Bee Course 2014 and hope to carry forward all of the  knowledge I gained. Thanks so much for everything!!!”

“It was great to meet and talk with so many bee minds at once.”

“Great experience. Thank you!”

“The course was really well organized & informative.”

“We need a ‘bee super course’ for alumni to come back! ‘Costa Rica Edition’.”

Testimonials, Bee Course 2013

Pre-course communications: “Very Good! I really appreciated Ron’s emails…”

“No room for improvement.” “Planning and reminders were clear and timely.”

Course schedule: “Excellent! The proportion of lecture vs. lab time was good.”

“Overall I think the schedule is just right…” “…was perfect.”

Labs and lab lectures: “...are very good and clear.”


“I really cannot think of any suggestions…great!”

Evening seminars: “Excellent! One of the best parts of the course -- to hear so many great projects from the best in the field.”

“I love them all!”

“Good!” “Perfect!”

Field trips: “Great!” “…all went very well. It was a privilege to share with all the instructors.”

“They were really fun…everyone has their own style and I appreciate them all.”

“The number and duration of field trips are perfect.”

Instructors performance: “The instructors were the best part of the course.”

“…thanks to all for giving so freely and generously of their time and expertise!!”

“Everyone is so nice, smart, and funny! Great lectures.”

Station “facilities”: “AWESOME!” “Food was wonderful!”

“Staff—very friendly.” “All good!”

“Food is amazing!”

“Too much food? But I have no self control.”

Additional comments: “I had a fantastic experience and I learned a lot.”

“I fell very grateful for the chance to participate. I may frame my T-shirt☺”

“I ♠ Eli.” “I’ll miss my time at the SWRS very much.”

“Everything it was cracked up to be and more!”

“…it has been so lovely to interact with so many great people.”

“Thanks again! Happy hour really improves group dynamics.”

“Another highlight of the bee course was the opportunity to network and meet other students.”

“It’s just great. How about a reunion?”