Basic BeeKeeping

This course explains the basics of the practice of keeping bees or husbanding bees for the production of honey and 5 other hive products. It also opens the students up to the possibility of providing services using the bees as service providers.
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Oluwaseun Johnson





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About the Course
This course explains briefly the types of bees but focuses on the types of bees majorly husbanded for honey and hive produce (Apis mellifera), and narrows down on the African honey bee (Apis mellifera adansonii). You will learn the six produce of the hive namely honey, beeswax, royal jelly, bee venom, bee bread or pollen and propolis. This is done for each hive produce.
Also, you will learn what to consider in the setting up of a bee farm also known as an apiary. There is more focus on the African Honey Bee taking into consideration its defensive and honey production capabilities. Students will learn more about suitable locations, hive preparations and installation, orientation of hives in an apiary and basic colony management.

What You'll Learn
  • The types of bees majorly husbanded.
  • The six produce we get from the hive.
  • How to set up a bee farm(apiary) and management.
  • How to harvest, process and package the end product.

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Oluwaseun Johnson

Johnson, Emoakpor Kodjo Oluwaseun, is an entomologist. He finds pleasure in keeping bees and training others in beekeeping. He has about twelve years of beekeeping experience and has traveled to a couple of countries in Asia, Europe and Africa as a beekeeping ambassador. He currently serves in different capacities in private and public institutions focused on environment and beekeeping related issues. He has been engaged with such institutions as the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, United States Agency for International Development MARKETS II project, Youth for Apiculture Initiative, Nigeria Apiculture Platform among others.
Patrick Jones - Course author