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Beekeeping Certificate Programs, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, University of Montana


A buzz-worthy series of beekeeping courses, catering to apprentice and master-level beekeepers and everyone in between. This series of three courses is taught by UM faculty members, who comprise one of the nation's premier bee research teams. Learn the basics of keeping honey bees, understand how bees fit into the ecosystem, learn how to diagnose and treat common bee ailments and pests, and discover the business of beekeeping. Completion of the third beekeeping course will qualify the student as a "Master Beekeeper," and the student will receive a certificate. Each course is available for both Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or for academic credit through the University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences. Courses are approximately 20 hours each and are held at the Fort Missoula Research Complex & Apiary. Short courses on special topics are offered infrequently as the need arises.


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Master-Level Beekeeping

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Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam, & Phillip Welch

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  • School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
  • The University of Montana
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT  59812
  • Phone: (406) 243-2900
  • Fax: (406) 243-2047
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