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History of Beekeeping is a Course

History of Beekeeping

Time limit: 60 days

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Full course description

This bee-Learning Short Course explores human interactions with honey bees throughout history. In this course, you will follow the progression of these interactions from honey hunting, to the early to days of rudimentary beekeeping, to the modern beekeeping practices used today. Although how we interact with bees has changed over time, honey bees have been an important part of human history for centuries. Throughout the ages, these insects have influenced human medicine and diet, art and communication, and even war and religion.

This short course includes the following lessons:

  1. Ancient Honey Bee and Human Interactions
  2. The Evolution of Early Beekeeping
  3. The Golden Age of Beekeeping
  4. Beekeeping Today

Lessons in this course overlap with lessons in the Advanced Beekeeper online course, a part of the 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.

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