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Apprentice Beekeeper Course: UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program


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Full course description

The Apprentice Beekeeper Course is the entrance into the online UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program (MBP). In it, you will explore the early decisions that beekeepers have to make, relate honey bee biology to the management practices of beekeepers, learn practical beekeeping skills, and explore the yearly stressors that typically impact honey bee colonies. You are encouraged to begin this course before you ever start beekeeping and to participate in the course throughout your first year in beekeeping (although experienced beekeepers will also learn from this course!).

There are no start or end dates for this course. You can join any time and work at your own pace.

Below are the modules of this online course.

A full list of the course content and the complete requirements for each MBP level can be found on the UF/IFAS Bee Lab website under 'UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program'.

  1. Apprentice Level Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Honey Bee Biology
  4. Beekeeping Equipment
  5. Getting Started
  6. Beekeeping Basics
  7. Colony Stressors
  8. Yearly Management


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