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Master-Level Beekeeping  

The Master course is the third and final level in the Master Beekeeping curriculum. It offers a more detailed look into bee flight, anatomy and reproduction, discusses bee pheromones and genetics, and provides templates for record keeping for improved bee management. The course also covers hive products, bee nutrition, selection of apiary locations, and basic principles for conducting your own experiments. Students will be introduced to use of Excel spreadsheets for research, managerial, and cost accounting applications. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of advanced bee management and an introduction to the business of beekeeping. They should be ready to develop and maintain healthy hives for both hobbyist and larger scale endeavors.

Course meets fully online. There are no face-to-face components. Course is available for 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Prerequisites: Passing Apprentice-Level (or Apprentice Test-Out) and Journeyman-Level Beekeeping courses. There is no recommended interval between completion of the Journeyman-Level and the Master-Level Beekeeping courses.

Visit the program website for complete information about the course, schedule, textbooks or other course materials, and refunds.

To register, select the Add to Cart button below and follow the instructions through checkout. Within five business days of the course start date, you will receive course login information by email. The subject line of the email will be: “University of Montana online course access.” Please note that payment for this course must be received before course login information will be sent to you.

Note: If you are a college or university student and you would like to earn 3 undergraduate credits for this course, please telephone 406.243.6496. You will be asked to provide information about the school you are attending. The additional cost for the credit is $135. Do not register by selecting the Add to Cart button below. After you call, you will be sent a separate link for registration.


This course is in session.
Course Title: Master-Level Beekeeping
UM Academic Credits: 0.00
Course Dates: 6/22/2020 - 8/28/2020
Instructor: Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam, Phillip Welch

Course meets online.