Basic Beekeeping

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Module 1: Important Initial Considerations

This module will help you identify Important questions that should be considered BEFORE spending time and money on beekeeping. We want you to know that what you are doing is right, and that it is worth doing well.


Module 2: The Honey Bee Colony

This module identifies the three specialized and interdependent types of honey bees in a colony and describes how they interact to achieve survival of the colony.


Module 3: Colony Life Through the Seasons

This module describes colony life through the seasons - the natural yearly cycle of a honey bee colony. It is important to know what you should expect in each season so you can be prepared before that season. This will help you know when you should give your hives the closest attention.


Module 4: Types of Bees, Types of Hives, Hive Assembly

Know the pros and cons and make the right choice for your beekeeping goals. Which type of bee and which kind of hive fits me best? You can save money buying budget quality hive materials, but you may have some frustration with hive assembly.


Module 5: Honey Bee Colony Management

Responsible honey bee colony management is an arrangement that benefits both the bees and the beekeeper. This module explains the role of the beekeeper in selecting the breeds of bees that best suit his needs, establishing homes for these bees, and maintaining those homes.


Module 6: Honey Bee Predators, Pests, Pathogens, Poisons, and Other Problems, and Practical Prevention Practices

Learn the beekeepers responsibilities regarding predators, pests, and pathogens. There is a purpose for all living things. Learn how organisms are designed to function best and work to facilitate those conditions. Maximize nutrition and genetic stability and minimize stress factors.