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Producing Honey

Time limit: 60 days

$30 Enroll

Full course description

This bee-Learning Short Course begins by following the production of honey from the perspective of the bee. You will learn how forager bees choose floral sources and why bees turn nectar into honey (Hint: it's not for humans!). Understanding these bee behaviors will help you become a better honey producer. In this course, you will learn best management practices for maintaining colonies for honey production, differentiate between monofloral and wildflower honeys, and recognize some problematic nectar plants.

This short course includes the following lessons:

  1. How Bees Make Honey
  2. Optimum Foraging Theory
  3. Managing for Honey Production
  4. Monofloral and Wildflower Honeys
  5. Toxic and Invasive Nectar Plants

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 Advanced 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.