What you’ll learn:
Honey bees are important pollinators of our crops that have helped humanity for as long as recorded history. The importance of honey bees continues to be essential for humanity, saving them from the many threats they face will greatly benefit future generations. In this course you will be introduced to the biology of the honey bee and learn about the many products and services provided by honey bees besides pollination. These products may constitute profitable business ventures especially in the US.
Participants will learn a brief summary of the essentials for beekeeping and will gain hands-on experience working with European colonies at the ASU Bee Lab. The main course objectives include::
- Basic honey bee biology
- How to start a honey bee colony
- How to manage a honey bee colony
- How to address common challenges for beekeeping in Arizona, such as re-queening an Africanized colony and providing water for bees.
Who is this course designed for:
People who are interested in keeping honey bee colonies as a hobby or for profit and bee lovers of all kinds.
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