Full course description
There are certain skills that nearly every beekeeper must learn, regardless of where or how they manage honey bees. This bee-Learning Short Course will teach you these fundamental skills from which you can develop successful colony management practices. These skills go from basic (how to position yourself when working a colony) to fairly advanced (how to make splits and monitor for Varroa) with each being essential to the management of healthy honey bees.
This short course includes the following lessons:
- How to Light a Smoker
- Proper Colony Inspection Techniques
- Feeding Bees
- Moving Bees
- Requeening a Honey Bee Colony
- Installing Packages and Nucs
- Marking and Clipping Queens
- Making Splits
- Swarm Management Techniques
- Introduction to Varroa Management
- Preparing Hives for Winter
- Software requirements: For the best user experiece use Chrome when accessing this course. Some features in this course are not be compatible with other internet browsers.
- Lessons in this course overlap with lessons in the Apprentice Beekeeper online course, part of the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program.
- bee-Learning Short Courses are completely self-paced, although must be completed within 60 days of registering.
- You will receive a certificate of completion for this course via email after you have passed the final assessment and completed the course exit survey.
- No refunds will be granted for this course after the course has been accessed.