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AGLL 1052 - Getting Started in Beekeeping

  • NonCredit
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This course will serve as a guide, as you begin your journey to successful beekeeping in Colorado, our neighboring states, the mountain West, and beyond. Using science-based beekeeping principles and strategies, this course will cover:
• Honey bee races and how to choose which will work best for you
• Honey bee behavior and tasks that honey bees do in the hive
• Equipment needs for getting started
• Different types of hives
• Honey bee nutrition and habitat needs
• Pests, diseases, and how to manage these
• Products of the hive

Students receive access to the course for 1 year from the time of registration to complete the course. This is a self-paced course meaning there is no live instructor facilitation. You will have direct access to an instructor through email.

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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