Learn about bees, beekeeping and honey
Course Code: SGH8
Course Duration: 20 hours (minimum, self paced study, commonly 2 to 8 weeks, less or longer as you need)
Develop an understanding of how to manage bees in the environment, and in the hive. Learn to produce and harvest honey and understand more ways of using what you produce. What you learn here can benefit both people who already keep bees, as well as people who aspire to keep bees. If you want to understand the subject more broadly and in greater depth, this is a really good way of doing that.
If you have ever been curious about keeping your own bees and you have no idea where to start, this course is for you. This course will help you understand more about bee biology, bee hierarchy, bee hives and how to integrate bees into your garden and within the landscape.
What's covered in the course?
Lesson 1- Scope and nature of bees and beekeeping
Lesson 2- Bee biology
Lesson 3- Equipment, materials, obtaining bees
Lesson 4- The Hive – types, construction, inspection
Lesson 5- Working Bees: seasonal husbandry and harvesting
Lesson 6- Bee Health Management
Lesson 7- Bees in the Landscape
Lesson 8- Using Honey and Bee Products