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Honey Bee Pests

Time limit: 60 days

$50 Enroll

Full course description

This bee-Learning Short Course will introduce you to the diverse pest stressors that can affect honey bees including mite pests, insect pests, and vertebrate pests. Throughout these lessons, you will discover the origins and spread of these pest, how to identify them in colonies, and how each can be prevented and/or controlled.

This short course includes the following lessons:

  1. Varroa Biology
  2. Introduction to Varroa Management
  3. Tracheal Mites
  4. Tropilaelaps
  5. Small Hive Beetle Biology
  6. Small Hive Beetle Control
  7. Wax Moths
  8. Bears
  9. Ants
  10. Minor Vertebrate Pests
  11. Overcoming Honey Bee Defenses

Important Information

  • 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 and Advanced Beekeeper online courses, 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.