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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 the login information. The subject line of the email will be: “University of Montana Online Course Access.” Please note that payment must be received before the login information will be sent to you. If you do not receive this email, be sure to check your spam folder as it may have been delivered there.

Note: If you are a college or university student, you may earn 3 undergraduate credits for this course for an additional fee of $135. Please send an email to nicole.ponce@mso.umt.edu and indicate which college or university you are currently attending and the year you expect to graduate. After you do so, you will be sent a separate link for registration. Do not register by selecting the Add to Cart button below.

 
Title: Master-Level Beekeeping
Credits: 0.00
Dates: 6/10/2024 - 8/9/2024
Instructor: Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam, Phillip Welch
Fee: $495.00

Course meets online.

 
 

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