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External Anatomy of the Honey Bee is a Course

External Anatomy of the Honey Bee

Time limit: 60 days

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Full course description

This bee-Learning Short Course explores the external anatomy of honey bees, from head to tarsi (feet). A honey bee's body is perfectly designed to collect pollen, navigate the environment, and defend the hive. In the lessons of this course, you will take a detailed look at the parts of the bee that make these vital functions possible.

This short course includes the following lessons:

  1. The Honey Bee Head
  2. The Honey Bee Thorax
  3. The Honey Bee Abdomen

This short course qualifies for one Continuing Education hour for the Master or Master Craftsman levels of the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. You do not need to be a participant in this program to take this short course.


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.

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