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PerfectBee Academy

Confidently start beekeeping with our unique, 100+ lesson Academy Syllabus. 
Academy is just one of the many benefits of our Colony Memberships for the Hobbyist Beekeeper. Featuring 3 detailed online courses and over 100 lessons, Academy helps you confidently start and maintain your first beehive.
Colony Benefits

100+ Detailed Lessons, in 3 Online Courses

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


Engagement With Other Beekeepers

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


9 Challenging And Fun Quizzes

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


9 Fascinating Webinars

For each of our nine sections we'll back up your learning with a webinar covering key topics

Certificate of Course Completion

Having successfully passed the tests in each course, we'll send you a beautiful printable Certificate of Completion.

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, the honey bee.
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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!
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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!
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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

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
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 2.3 Starting Your Beehive
Beekeeping With Kids
Finding Clubs And Mentors
Top Beekeeping Books
Natural Beekeeping
Growth Of Urban Beekeeping
Bee Stings
Beekeeping And Neighbors
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

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