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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey

Course CodeSGH8
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

Have you always wanted to start keeping your own bees?

Learn all about bees, from biology and breeds to beekeeping, honey production, using bee products and managing bees in the landscape. This course is a great foundation for anyone interested in beekeeping or simply interested in learning more about bees, honey and other bee products.

There are 8 lessons with interactive self assessment tests to revise what you have learned at the end of each lesson.


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
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 8 - Using Honey and Bee Products
Review what you have been learning

FINAL ASSESSMENT