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Protecting Bees from Pesticides is a Course

Protecting Bees from Pesticides

Time limit: 60 days

$63 Enroll

Full course description

This BeeLearning 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

Note, the lessons in this course overlap with the lessons in the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program online courses.