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AGLL 1056 - Seasonal Management and Harvesting

  • NonCredit
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In this course you will learn how to care for your hive year-round and how to reap the rewards of your healthy hive. Seasonal maintenance, harvesting honey, and how to use extractors will be covered. By the end of this course, you will:

  • Analyze the factors affecting bee winter survivability, devising strategies to maintain optimal colony health and population during the colder months.
  • Monitor seasonal bee activity, interpreting behavioral changes and environmental cues to inform timely hive inspections and management decisions.
  • Implement spring-to-early-summer hive maintenance practices, including inspections, cleaning regimes, and supplemental feeding, to support colony growth and productivity.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in harvesting techniques, including frame collection and uncapping, ensuring the efficient extraction of honey while minimizing disruptions to the colony.
  • Execute post-extraction processes, such as honey straining and bottling.
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.

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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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