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AGLL 1051 - Understanding Bees

  • NonCredit
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This course from CSU Extension takes you inside life in a bee colony, introducing you to their biology, anatomy, and social structures. This course is foundational for beekeeping in the Mountain West focused on the basics to get started.
• Recognize the attributes of various races of honey bees commonly available to beekeepers in Colorado and neighboring states.
• Discuss some basic biology of honey bees and where important structures are located on the honey bee.
• Recognize honey bee stings, common treatments, and when to seek medical attention.
• Identify a variety of tasks accomplished both within the hive and outside of the hive by honey bees.

This is a self-paced course meaning there is no live instructor facilitation. You will have direct access to course instructor(s) through email.  Students receive access to the course for one year from the time of registration.

You're in control.  Pick individual courses based on your interest and need.  Each individual course earned will apply toward the Mastery certificate.  Click here to enroll in the full program in which all 6 courses have been bundled for a discount.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Students need reliable internet and a computer/laptop to access course content.

Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.

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