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Bees are important to man in so many ways. They pollinate a large proportion of the food we eat, then provide us not only with honey but a whole range of other products. Not all bees are the same either. Some are more suited to some localities than others. Different types produce different flavours in their honey. Some are stingless, then there are native bees in Africa, Australia and elsewhere that have their own unique characteristics. Beekeeping is a pastime that can be not only interesting but profitable, and certainly environmentally friendly. Through this course you can discover so much more about bees, beekeeping, honey production and using bee products

There are 8 lessons as follows; 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



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