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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey Short Course



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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey short online course.

Learn to keep your own bees and make honey. This course will teach you:

  • Bee biology
  • Different breeds
  • How to keep Bees
  • Producing honey
  • Other bee products
  • Managing bees in the environment

This course provides a great foundation for anyone interested in becoming a part-time or full-time apiarist.

Keeping bees for honey, beeswax and other products has been practiced since the time of the pharaohs and although beekeeping may have gone into decline in the last few years, it is becoming popular again. Bees are an essential part of the ecosystem, because they pollinate flowers and other plants. So by keeping bees, not only will you have a rewarding past time, you will be helping the environment too.



There are 8 lessons as follows:

Lesson 1 - Scope and nature of bees and beekeeping 

Locating a hive
Types of bees
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 2 - Bee biology

  • Bee physiology
  • Castes and their roles
  • Review what you have been learning


Lesson 3 - Equipment, materials, obtaining bees

  • Obtaining bees
  • Step by step honey extraction
  • Review what you have been learning


Lesson 4 - The Hive – types, construction, inspection

  • The hive
  • Choosing the right hive
  • Inspecting hives
  • Review what you have been learning


Lesson 5 - Working Bees: seasonal husbandry and harvesting

  • Seasonal tasks
  • Honey production
  • Working with the different bee species
  • Review what you have been learning


Lesson 6 - Bee Health Management

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Viruses
  • Review what you have been learning


Lesson 7- Bees in the Landscape

  • Attracting bees to your garden


Lesson 8- Using Honey and Bee Products




This course is completed entirely online, including lessons, self-assessment tests, plus obtaining your certificate at the end, which is immediately downloadable after successful completion. Please note that there is no tutor support, as it is not required. The assessment breakdown is as follows:

  1. Study lesson 1.
  2. When you are ready, take the self-assessment test. Retake until you reach the required level of learning.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following 8 lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.Download your certificate of completion, with your name on it.

Now you are ready to stand out at a job interview, or put your newly acquired knowledge to use straightaway. 

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