Bees are important pollinators and recent declines have increased the general interest in them. Helping or even saving bees, however, starts with knowing them. Bees are incredibly diverse, every species has its own needs and not every flower is good for bees.
BeeSafe offers a variety of courses, for each level and each need. If you don’t find what you’re interested in, contact me and we’ll figure it out.
The courses allocate in these three areas:
- Courses for all: These address nature lovers and everybody interested in bees. We talk about bee diversity, how bees live, what they need, why they are declining and what you can do to help them.
- Courses for veterinarians: Bee health is increasingly getting into focus for veterinarians in the past years. Honey bees are food producing animals and, therefore, are under veterinary control. Also other bee species are managed for pollination services and may transmit diseases to wild pollinators. We talk about bee biology and welfare, general bee pethology and different treatment strategies for Varroa mites.
- Courses for industry, authorities and association: The relationship between bees and agriculture is traditionally close, but got conflictive over the past two decades. In addition to anaged honey bees, also other managed species (bumblebees and solitary bees) and wild pollinators are getting more attention. We talk about factors influencing bee health, risk mitigation measures and bee diversity and biology.