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Online beekeeping course receives international recognition

Posted: May 15, 2013

A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence.

Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category. This year's awards program received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide.

An interactive approach to online learning that can be taken anywhere and anytime, the course was created by Penn State Public Media in collaboration with Tom Butzler, Penn State Extension horticulture educator, and Maryann Frazier, senior extension associate in entomology.

"The Webby Awards are the leading international awards program honoring excellence on the Internet," said project co-manager Diane Espy, senior producer/director with Penn State Public Media. "As the first Webby Award given to a project at the University, this is a prestigious recognition for Penn State."

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