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This programme consists of 65 credits. The course includes:
Beehive Maintenance and Manipulation (20 Credits)
Students will learn to maintain and manipulate beehives. After this course you will be able to:
Beehive Disease Planning and Control
- Describe bee anatomy, lifecycle and behaviour patterns.
- Feed bees and describe bee food requirements.
- Describe swarming, including control measures around hive separation and re-queening.
Students will learn to recognise bee pests and diseases and to carry out a disease management plan. After this course you will be able to:
- Describe common bee pests and diseases, and develop a seasonal pest and disease management plan.
Beehive Operation (20 Credits)
Students will learn to safely carry out beehive operations. After this course you will be able to:
- Harvest honey, extract honey and transport beehives safely.
- Winter down beehives.