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Protecting Bees from Pesticides

Time limit: 60 days

$50 Enroll

Full course description

This bee-Learning Short Course discusses pesticides, the impacts of pesticides on bees and other pollinators, and how you can reduce potential negative impacts of pesticides on bees. In order to take action to protect bees from pesticides, you first will learn how pesticides work -how they are discussed, studied, used, and regulated. With this foundation of knowledge, you will explore how bees can be exposed to pesticides and how you can take steps to reduce this exposure.

This short course includes the following lessons:

  1. Toxicology Definitions
  2. Pesticide Impacts on Honey Bees
  3. Routes of Pesticide Exposure
  4. Pesticide Regulations
  5. Understanding Pesticide Labels
  6. Pesticide Formulations
  7. Reducing Pesticide Risk to Pollinators in Agricultural Settings
  8. How Beekeepers Can Reduce Pesticide Risk to Colonies
  9. Recognizing and Reporting Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides

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 Master 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.