Full course description
The UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program -Apprentice Level online course is the entrance into the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program (MBP). It will introduce you to the goals of the MBP, explore the early decisions that beekeepers have to make regarding equipment, stocks of bees, and apiary location, specifically relate honey bee biology to the management practices of beekeepers, discuss beekeeping basics like requeening and splitting, and introduce you to the yearly stressors that typically impact honey bee colonies. You are encouraged to begin this course before you ever start beekeeping and to participate in the course throughout your first year in beekeeping (although this is not necessary). All levels of beekeeping experience are welcome, but everyone who wants to join the MBP must start at the Apprentice level. This course should prepare you to obtain and begin to care for your first few hives of bees.
This is the complete Apprentice Level course for new and continuing users.
Register for this course if you would like to join the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program.
Below are the modules of this online course. You can view the full course overview here.
- Apprentice Level Overview
- Honey Bee Biology
- Beekeeping Equipment
- Getting Started
- Beekeeping Basics
- Colony Stressors
- Yearly Management