Bee Farming is suitable for anyone aspiring to or already working in this field or simply want to learn deeper into bee Farming Course.You will be able to add this qualification to your CV by downloading your certificate instantly without any cost.
The learner will get the course content in our dedicated website where the structure will be in the PDF format (e-book). To make this course more accessible for you, we have designed it for both part-time and full-time students. This course is packed into bite-size module for your convenience. You can study at your own pace or become accredited within hours!
If you require support, our experienced tutors are always available to help you throughout the comprehensive syllabus of this course and answer all your queries through email.
Understand the profitable business of bee farming and be a successful bee farmer with a Bee Farming course.
Bee farming is essential for humankind as you need bees for the production of honey, beeswax, propolis, pollen (bee bread), royal jelly and bee venom; for food, medicine and income. The course teaches you the techniques of keeping and maintaining bees and their hives. The course describes the equipment that you need for bee farming. Moreover, the course illustrates the queen management techniques, the strategies of raising queen bees, using Nectar and Pollen substitutions, various types of diseases and bacteria like Nosema, Bee Stings, etc.
Apart from these, you will learn the processing of honey and the equipment needed for honey processing. To sum up, you will able to work as a bee farmer after completing the course.
What will you learn in this Bee Farming
In this module you will learn all about Clothing and Equipment Needed. Just make sure you have the dimensions correct because bees will build combs where you least want them. One of the most important pieces of clothing a beekeeper wears is the veil.Bee stings on the face can be very painful and there is the possibility of damage to the eyes and ears.
This module will teach you about How to Handle Bees. Intruders are going to get stung by the bees protecting the hive. As a beekeeper, you will have to be prepared to receive your share of stings. If you have any fear of bees or of being stung, you will have to conquer those apprehensions. As you gain confidence and more adept at the handling of the bees, the stings will happen less frequently.
In this module you will learn all about Acquiring Bees. When purchasing established colonies, the equipment will not require any assembly. Since the queen is already laying eggs, will be able to judge her brood pattern. The chance of producing a honey crop the first year with an established colony is very good.
This module will teach you about Queen Management Techniques. When a colony is not performing well, it is common practice to introduce a new queen into the colony. There are certain qualities that a beekeeper looks for in a queen ‘s offspring, such as good collectors of honey or pollen, resistance to disease and pests, reduced swarming, gentleness, effective pollination, and minimal propolis use. Propolis is the wax-type resin derived from a tree bee use as glue.
In this module you will learn all about Raising Queen Bees. The success of the colony depends largely on the quality of the queen. As a beekeeper, you may notice a difference in the production of honey from one colony to the next. The difference in production can depend on several factors, one of which is the queen. Beekeepers call this trait as “queen lessness”. When the queen is in the state does less brood rearing, drone layers and shows queen lessness, must be replaced. When beekeepers spot this condition going on in one of his colonies he will, what is known as “requeen ” the colony?
This module will teach you about Using Nectar Substitutes. Plants have a glandular secretion, called nectar, which usually collects at the base of the flowers. Bees depend on this nectar for their source of energy. Honeybees dehydrate nectar to produce honey because it contains a low to moderate concentration of sugar.
In this module you will learn all about Using Pollen Substitutes. Pollen is a source of protein, vitamins, mineral and some carbohydrates for honeybees. One pollen alone does not provide a bee with all the nutrients they need to stay healthy, so a variety of pollens are needed to provide them will all the nutrients they need.
This module will teach you about Keeping Bees in a Suburban Area. If you want to keep bees in a populated area, you will need to know the basics of bee biology, property rights, and human psychology. It can be done with very few problems. Even in a city, it is possible for bees to find enough pollen to feed them and produce a honey crop at harvest.
In this module you will learn all about About Bacterial Diseases. The American Foulbrood, also known as AFB, is the most serious of the bacterial diseases of honeybee brood and is caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. This disease is started and can be transferred only in the spore stage. The reason for the seriousness of the disease is the spores can remain alive and last for an undetermined length of time on beekeeper’s equipment. It is highly contagious and spreads easily via contaminated equipment, hive tools, and beekeeper’s hands. The best way to handle the American Foulbrood is to avoid it at all possibilities.
This module will teach you about About Viruses and Fungal Diseases. Chronic Bee Paralysis is another of the viral infections that can plague a bee colony. Like all of the other bee viruses there is no cure or medication that can be taken to eliminate the infection, the only preventative measure is sanitation.
In this module you will learn all about The Small Hive Beetle. You will find the adult and larvae of the small hive beetle are found in active beehives and stored bee equipment where they feed on pollen and honey. The small hive beetle is native to Africa where it requires 38-81 days to develop from egg to adult.
This module will teach you about About Nosema. Nosema is the most widespread of the adult honey bee diseases. A single-celled animal named Nosema apis, a small, unicellular parasite specific to the honeybee, causes it. Nosema cannot exist in a laboratory culture, as with most bacteria and fungi.
In this module you will learn all about Bee Stings. As a beekeeper, you will be subjected to bee stings. They will decrease in time, as you become more adept at the handling of bees. If you should be stung, you will need to know what to do. When a bee stings you the stinger will remain behind because of the barbs on the stinger.
This module will teach you about The Processing of Honey. If the world were perfect, supers would be removed and taken to the honey house, to start the processing. Here is this real world the honey can be left in the super too long. Then you have several dangers to consider. Honey remaining in the super can be subject to robbing, by insects or mice, damage by wax moth, and fermentation.
In this module you will learn all about Equipment used for Honey Processing. Centrifugal extractor is based on the same principal as a centrifuge. The frame is rotated in order to throw out the honey of the super. As a beginner, you may be able to borrow one or rent one from the local association. If you are planning on making a purchase of one, you will have some choices to make. You can choose a tangential or radial, plastic or stainless steel, and manual or electric.
Who is this course for?
Bee Farming is suitable for anyone who want to gain extensive knowledge, potential experience and professional skills in the related field. This course is accredited so you don’t have to worry about the quality.
Our Bee Farming is open to all from all academic backgrounds and there is no specific requirements to attend this course. It is compatible and accessible from any device including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Tablets etc.
This course opens a new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also gives you the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge along with required skills to become successful. You will be able to add our qualification to your CV/resume which will help you to stand out in the competitive job industry.
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