Cornell Offers Master Beekeeping Certificate

Gloved hands working on a beehive

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Cornell University is offering a Master Beekeeper Program certificate through eCornell, the university’s online-learning subsidiary.

This is an advanced program targeted at beekeepers with at least three years of experience. The program’s total duration is 15 months and it comprises four online classes along with three final exams, the latter to take place in person—extenuating circumstances, like COVID-19, permitting—at Cornell’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies.

Topics include honey bee evolution, biology, and behavior, in addition to management of pests and diseases. Faculty authors include noted beekeeping experts from Cornell and the Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association.

Visit the Pollinator Network @ Cornell website at to learn more, watch a brief overview video, or register for the program.

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