PerfectBee Academy

Nov 1st 2018 Through Jan 31st 2019

(no, it's not too late to register - we'll get you caught up!)

PerfectBee Academy features 3 integrated courses, to help you  confidently start and maintain your first beehive. Academy also offers other benefits to kick-start your beekeeping hobby.

Just $14.99 per month or $149 per year (two months free). Includes ALL Colony membership benefits. Cancel anytime.

Academy Benefits

90+ Beekeeping Lessons Over 3 Great Courses

Our rich lessons build your knowledge of beekeeping in a structured, easy-to-understand method.

9 Challenging And Fun Quizzes

Think you learned well? We'll test you with a quiz at the end of section in our course!

Certificate of Course Completion

Having successfully passed the tests for all sections of the course, a printable certificate of completion will be available.

Engagement With Other Beekeepers

Join in the discussion and ask your questions at the members-only Colony Facebook group.

9 Live Webinars (And Recordings)

For each of our nine sections we'll back up your learning with a fascinating beekeeping webinar.

Discounts At the PerfectBee Store

Members receive discounts at the PerfectBee Beekeeping Store - including on your first hive!

Three Detailed Courses

Course 1

Learn About Bees

All successful beekeepers have a keen awareness of the amazing honeybee! In our first course, we drill deep into the incredible science and life of the bee.

Then we look at how beekeeping relates to this wonderful creature.

Course 2

Your Beehive

A heavily practical course! We introduce you to the types of beehives in common use today and how they might best suit your specific needs.

We cover tools, accessories, clothing and much more. Then we discover that great moment when you obtain and install your first bees!

Course 3

A Healthy Beehive

Bees do a great job keeping a healthy colony. But it's also important that the beekeeper has a good sense of when things might go bad!

We look at how we can help our bees help themselves. And we finish with a look at the rewards beekeeping offers!

Lessons

Course 1 : Learn About Bees

Section 1.1 The Science of Bees

Why Bees Rock

The Diversity of Bees

How Honey Bees Reproduce

The Process Of Pollination

The Secrets Of Honeycomb

Why Bees Can't Fly

The Anatomy of Bees

Honey Bee Genetics

The Honey Bee Life Cycle

How Bees Use Pheromones

The Races Of Honey Bees

Section 1.2 The Life of Bees

How Bees Sense The World

Inside And Out Of The Hive

Why And How Bees Forage

How Do Bees Make Honey?

Why And How Bees Swarm

The Role Of The Drone Bee

The Role Of The Queen Bee

The Role Of The Worker Bee

Sticking With Propolis

The Honey Flow

The Winter Cluster

Section 1.3 About Beekeeping

Beekeeping With Kids

Finding Clubs And Mentors

Top Beekeeping Books

Natural Beekeeping

Growth Of Urban Beekeeping

Bee Stings

Beekeeping And Neighbors

Course 2 : Your Beehive

Section 2.1 Beehive and Accessories

A Practical Guide

What Bees Need

What Beekeepers Need

Common Types Of Beehive

Setting Up A Beehive

The Langstroth Beehive

The Warre Beehive

The Top Bar Beehive

Foundationless Beekeeping

The Flow Hive

Section 2.2 Equipment And Clothing

Beekeeping With A Smoker

Protective Clothing

Tools For Beekeepers

Using Your Bee Feeder

Beekeeping And Technology

Section 2.3 Starting Your Beehive

Questions To Answer First

Installing Your Beehive

Obtaining Bees For A Beehive

Practical Guidance To Start Your Beehive

The Beehive Inspection

Beekeeping Advocacy

Involving Family And Friends

Installing A Package Of Bees

Installing A Nucleus Colony

Installing A Swarm Of Bees

Feeding Bees

Contrarian Positions

The Brood Nest

Keeping Records

Beekeeping Myths

Course 3 : A Healthy Beehive

Section 3.1 Threat To Bees

The Thriving Colony

Colony Collapse Disorder

The Main Threats To Bees

The Threat Of Robbing

Small Hive Beetle And Bees

From Tiny Mice To Big Bears

American and European Foulbrood

Nosema And Chalkbrood

Tracheal Mites

Varroa Mites: Part 1

Varroa Mites: Part 2

Section 3.2 Inspecting Your Beehive

Big Issues To Check

Avoiding Swarms

Cross Comb

Managing Hive Capacity

A Beekeeper FAQ

Deadout Inspections

Queenlessness In Your Hive

Requeening

The Brood Pattern

Splitting A Hive

Queen Rearing: Part 1

Queen Rearing: Part 2

Overwintering Honey Bees

Moving A Hive

Section 3.3 Reaping The Rewards

The Tangible Rewards

To The Start of Beekeeping

Harvesting Honey : Part 1

Harvesting Honey : Part 2

Extracting Beeswax

Making Money

Course Lessons

Learn About Bees

The Science of Bees

Why Bees Rock

The Diversity of Bees

How Honey Bees Reproduce

The Process Of Pollination

The Secrets Of Honeycomb

Why Bees Can't Fly

The Anatomy of Bees

Honey Bee Genetics

The Honey Bee Life Cycle

How Bees Use Pheromones

The Races Of Honey Bees

The Life of Bees

How Bees Sense The World

Inside And Out Of The Hive

Why And How Bees Forage

How Bees Make Honey

Why And How Bees Swarm

The Role Of The Drone Bee

The Role Of The Queen Bee

The Role Of The Worker Bee

Sticking With Propolis

The Honey Flow

The Winter Cluster

About Beekeeping

Beekeeping With Kids

Finding Clubs And Mentors

Top Beekeeping Books

Natural Beekeeping

Growth Of Urban Beekeeping

Dealing With Bee Stings

Beekeeping And Neighbors

Your Beehive

Beehives and Accessories

A Practical Guide

What Bees Need

What Beekeepers Need

Common Types Of Beehive

Setting Up A Beehive

The Langstroth Beehive

The Warre Beehive

The Top Bar Beehive

The Flow Hive

Foundationless Beekeeping

Equipment and Clothing

Beekeeping With A Smoker

Tools For Beekeepers

Protective Clothing

Using Your Bee Feeder

Beekeeping And Technology

Setting Up Your Beehive

Questions To Answer First

Installing Your Beehive

Obtaining Bees For A Beehive

Practical Guidance

The Beehive Inspection

Beekeeping Advocacy

Involving Family And Friends

Installing A Package Of Bees

Installing A Nucleus Colony

Installing A Swarm Of Bees

Feeding Bees

Contrarian Positions

The Brood Nest

Keeping Records

Beekeeping Myths

A Healthy Beehive

Threats To Bees

The Thriving Colony

Colony Collapse Disorder

The Main Threats To Bees

The Threat Of Robbing

Small Hive Beetle And Bees

From Tiny Mice To Big Bears

American and European Foulbrood

Nosema And Chalkbrood

Tracheal Mites

Varroa Mites: Part 1

Varroa Mites: Part 2

Inspecting Your Beehive

Big Issues To Check

Avoiding Swarms

Cross Comb

Managing Hive Capacity

A New Beekeeper FAQ

Deadout Inspections

Queenlessness In Your Hive

Requeening

The Brood Pattern

Splitting A Hive

Queen Rearing: Part 1

Queen Rearing: Part 2

Overwintering Honey Bees

Moving A Hive

Reaping The Rewards

The Tangible Rewards

To The Start of Beekeeping

Harvesting Honey : Part 1

Harvesting Honey : Part 2

Extracting Beeswax

Making Money

Register now for PerfectBee Academy

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Lessons published every day through Jan 31st 2019. It's not too late - we'll catch you up! After Jan 31st, all courses, lessons, webinars, store discounts and other benefits remain available to members, while your membership is maintained.

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All the Academy benefit plus two months free membership.

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