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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey 20 Hours Certificate Course


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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey 20 Hours Certificate Course

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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey 20 Hours Certificate Course

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.


Lesson Structure: Bees, Beekeeping and Honey

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


Course Assessment: Bees, Beekeeping and Honey

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 lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.
  5. 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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Course Prerequisite None
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Certificate
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Comparative Credits InformationNot Applicable
Course Duration and Deadlines20 Hours Approx. - No Deadlines
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