All About Honeybees focusses on the natural history of honeybees and is relevant to anyone interested in bees or thinking about beekeeping. While this course touches on the act of beekeeping, it is intended to provide a foundational understanding of honeybee evolution, biology, evolution, anatomy, society, casts, and seasonal changes within honeybee colonies.
All About Honeybees is the first of a four-part City of Edmonton/City of Leduc Beekeeping Certificate. The All About Honeybees course can be taken as a stand-alone class or be applied towards the Beekeeping Certification Course.
Upon completion, registrants will have access to all class footage and resources mentioned in the course.
Format: 3 hours. Online presentation with artifacts and visuals.
Location: Online via Zoom
Requirements: Computer, tablet, or phone with a microphone (a camera is optional).
All About Honeybees Class Outline
- Honeybee Evolution & Development
- Bee Anatomy & Biology
- Colony Society & Behaviour
- Honeybee Casts
- Queen life cycle
- Queen, Queenlessness, Superseder, Swarming
- Worker life cycle
- Drone life cycle
- Developmental Stages
- Seasonal Colony Behaviour
- Colony Reproduction (Swarming)