Table of Contents

Module 1 - Bee Biology

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Honey Bee Taxonomy
  • 3. Body Sections
  • 4. Role Comparison
  • 5. Roles of the Worker
  • 6. Lifecycle

Module 2 - Beekeeping Equipment

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Hive
  • 3. Comb Foundations
  • 4. Frames and Bee Space
  • 5. Clothing
  • 6. Tools

Module 3 - Getting Started with Bees

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Package Bees
  • 3. Feeding
  • 4. Buying Nucs and Hives
  • 5. Swarms
  • 6. Strains of Honey Bees
  • 7. Locating Hives
  • 8. Working with Bees
  • 9. Be a Good Neighbor

Module 4 - Spring Management

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. New Colonies
  • 3. Overwintered Colonies
  • 4. Spring Splits
  • 5. Swarming Biology
  • 6. Preparing to Swarm
  • 7. Minimizing Swarms

Module 5 - Late Spring/Summer Management

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What is supering?
  • 3. Top Supering
  • 4. Bottom Supering

Module 6 - Diseases and Pests

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. American Foulbrood
  • 3. Stress Diseases
  • 4. Nosema
  • 5. Varroa Mites
  • 6. Beetles & Wax Moths
  • 7. Ants & Small Mammals
  • 8. Bears
  • 9. Colony Collapse Disorder
  • 10. Integrated Pest Management

Module 7 - Fall Management

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Requeening
  • 3. Food Stores
  • 4. Hive Check

Module 8 - Honey Bee Products

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What is honey?
  • 3. Harvesting Honey
  • 4. Honey Extraction
  • 5. Wax
  • 6. Bee Bread
  • 7. Pollen
  • 8. Pollination as a Service

Module 9 - Field Day

  • 1. Field Day

Module 10 - Plant Reproduction

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Pollination
  • 3. Pollinator Gardens
  • 4. Master Gardener

Modules Index