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Old 04-25-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Thinking about Raising Honeybees? - Univ. of Minn. Healthy Bees Course

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Healthy Bees: A Course For Keeping Bees Healthy (and on their own six feet)
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By reading and completing fun and interesting modules online you'll learn about healthy bees and strategies you can use to keep them that way--with minimum or no use of pesticides and antibiotics.
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This course is packed with large, color photographs, original illustrations, and practical recommendations for beekeepers and anyone interested in beekeeping. It includes 5 units:
  • Healthy Bees: An introduction to a healthy honey bee colony
  • The Strategy: A 5-step approach for combating hive villains
  • The Villains: Detailed descriptions of seven top threats to healthy colonies
  • Resources: Direct links to free publications and information
  • FAQ: Answers from Dr. Marla Spivak to real questions from beekeepers
After completing Healthy Bees, you will receive a Warrior's Certificate, certifying you worthy of helping bees to fight off their villains and stand on their own six feet. Display it proudly!
http://www.extension.umn.edu/honeybees/components/healthybeesonline.htm

The course costs $25.
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