What you can learn.
- Manage and care for European honeybee colonies
- Understand the basic relationship between bees and the environment
- Understand the social life of bees, their history, and how the hive functions
- Prepare students to take the CAMBP Apprentice (Assistant) Certification Exam
About this course:
Honey bees play a valuable role in our food system and environment providing pollination services to plants and producing honey and related products. Beekeepers support pollination activity and honey production by managing domesticated European honey bee (EHB) hives also known as apiaries. The objective of this class is to promote healthy and successful apiaries and teach beekeeping with optimum safety for beekeepers, neighbors and communities.
Students will learn to develop their beekeeping methods for managing and maintaining European honey bee (Apis Mellifera) colonies using a science-based body of knowledge. The curriculum for this course will prepare students to take the Apprentice (Assistant) Certification Exam for the California Master Beekeeper Program