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AGLL 1055 - Pathogen, Parasites, Diseases, and Pests

  • NonCredit
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In this course you will learn how to identify and control various types of diseases, parasites, and pests for a healthy, happy hive.  At the end of this course, you will:

  1. Identify and classify various bee diseases, including bacterial infections such as AFB and EFB, understanding their causes, symptoms, and implications for colony health.
  2. Recognize common pests affecting bee colonies, detailing how they infect the hive, modes of transmission, and management strategies to mitigate infestations.
  3. Examine the role and impact of varroa mites as parasitic pests in beekeeping, evaluating their effects on bee health, colony dynamics, and potential for secondary infections.
  4. Implement effective treatment protocols for varroa mite infestations, utilizing approved methods, tools, and best practices to safeguard colony health and productivity.
  5. Analyze the interplay between pathogens, parasites, diseases, and pests in beekeeping ecosystems, developing integrated management approaches to promote resilient and thriving bee colonies.
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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