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Bees and Beekeeping - Apiculture (Diploma)



Bees and Beekeeping - Apiculture (Diploma) is a course run by NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, Galway. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 2 years, part-time. Bees and Beekeeping - Apiculture (Diploma) gives a Course Qualification of Diploma, awarded by National University of Ireland Galway. For more information about Bees and Beekeeping - Apiculture (Diploma) at NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, please review the details below.

The main aim of this course is to provide quality third level education on bees and beekeeping. This course may be of interest primarily to beekeepers or those considering becoming a beekeeper. It will also be of interest to anyone who has an interest in entomology, pollinators and the decline of bees and pollinators more generally.

In this course students will learn about Entomology (the world of insects) including the diversity of insects, their structure and general biology and their importance to humans. Of course, a lot of focus will be placed on the honeybee. We will also study the complex behaviour of social insects (bees, wasps and ants) and how this is relevant to beekeeping. Honeybee health is of huge importance globally right now and one module will cover this in detail while another will investigate the evolution of the insect group that contains bees.

This course is run in association with FIBKA.

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Training ProviderNUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course LocationGalway
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland Galway
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma in Scientific Studies (Apiculture)
Course Start Date1st September 2022
Course Duration2 years, part-time
Course Fee1,164 p.a. (Non-EU 1,664 p.a.)
Entry RequirementsCandidates must already own or have access to (or commit to acquire) at least one hive of bees to be able to complete the Diploma. While not essential, candidates should ideally be a member of a beekeeping association and have completed an introductory beekeeping course. If students own their own hive, they should register their hives with DAFM. Candidates must have access to a computer with internet access. They should be familiar with use of internet, uploading and downloading material and other forms involved in online learning.
Carear PathThis course will offer a formal qualification in Apiculture from a third level Institution recognised at QQI level 7 and will be useful if students wish to pursue beekeeping or other bee-related initiatives as a business venture.
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