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Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab


Online Extension Courses from the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory deliver high quality, science-based education on bees and beekeeping directly to you. These courses can be accessed at anytime, from anywhere, by anyone with access to internet. There are two ways to access online Extension courses from the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory:

  • UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program

    Join the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program (MBP) and complete an in-depth online course within each of the four levels of this program. The MBP is for the serious beekeeper who wants to understand their bees, improve their beekeeping skills, and share their love of bees and beekeeping with others along the way.

    To join the program, you simply register for the Apprentice Beekeeper course. Beekeepers with two or more years of practical beekeeping experience may also attempt to test out of the Apprentice Beekeeper level of the program. All levels of beekeeping experience are welcome in the UF/IFAS MBP.

    MBP Course Costs and Lessons

    Online MBP Requirements

    Join the Online Master Beekeeper Program Email List

    Refund Policy

  • bee-Learning Short Courses

    If you are looking for a less-involved way to access online courses in bees and beekeeping, while still receiving top notch education, browse our ever-growing library of bee-Learning Short Courses to find a topic that interests you. This à la carte option provides you with short, digestible online courses of five to ten lessons each. A new bee-Learning Short Course is released each month, so join our email list to be notified of courses as soon as they become available.

    Join the bee-Learning Short Courses email list


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Questions? Contact the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab's instructional designer:
Mary Bammer