Bees - Pests and diseases of honey bees - Online

Course details

Name: Pests and diseases of honey bees
Description: This course is designed to contribute to the enjoyment and profitability of honey bees by giving you the knowledge and skills to recognise and manage their pests and diseases.


Course aim: This course aims for each participant to be able to identify and manage the major domestic pests and disease of honey bees to minimise their impact, whilst promoting awareness and surveillance for the exotic pests and disease threatening the Australian apiary industry.
Learning outcomes:

There are seven modules in the course.

  1. The honey bee
  2. Colony size
  3. Diseases of brood bees
  4. Diseases of adult bees
  5. Hive pests
  6. Surveillance and response for exotic pests
  7. Honey bees and the law
Length: You work at your own pace
Course program/structure: Each of the 7 modules includes a tutorial and short quiz. Completion of the assessment tasks means you would be eligible to receive units of competency.
Resources and method of delivery:

This course is delivered online. Participants receive a copy of AgGuide Healthy Bees.


This course is mapped to the following national units of competency on successful completion of the assessment tasks.

  • AHCBEK306 Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony
  • FDFOP2013A - Apply sampling procedures.


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