The PerfectBee "Through The Winter" Beekeeping Course

Nov 1st 2017 - Jan 31st 2018

Our unique, free 3-part online course, delivered through our eMail newsletter PerfectBee Buzz, builds your knowledge step-by-step, through fun and engaging articles covering all aspects of beekeeping.

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The Science of Bees

Why Bees Rock

The Diversity of Bees

The Anatomy of Bees

Genetically Speaking

How Honey Bees Reproduce

The Honey Bee Life Cycle

The Process of Pollination

The Secrets of Honeycomb

How Bees Use Pheromones

Why Bees Can't Fly

Common Races of Bees

The Life of Bees

The Role of the Drone Bee

The Role of the Queen Bee

The Role of the Worker Bee

Inside and Out of the Beehive

How Bees React to Their World

How Bees Make Honey

Why and How Bees Forage

Sticking with Propolis

Understanding the Honey Flow

Fat Bees and the Winter Cluster

Why and How Bees Swarm

About Beekeeping

Philosophy of Natural Beekeeping

The Growth of Urban Beekeeping

Coping with Bee Stings

Beekeeping Clubs and Mentors

Beekeeping And The Neighbors

Awesome Beekeeping Books

Stage Summary

Beehives and Accessories

A Practical Guide

What Bees Need

What Beekeepers Need

Common Types of Beehive

A Detailed Look At The Langstroth

A Detailed Look At The Warre

A Detailed Look At The Top Bar

Foundationless Or Foundation

Equipment and Clothing

Practicalities Of A Beehive

Beekeeping With A Smoker

Using Feeders With Your Beehive

Tools For Beekeepers to Consider

Protective Clothing Overview

Beekeeping and Technology

Starting Your Beehive

Questions For The Beekeeper

Preparing Your Beehive

Obtaining Bees

Installing A Package of Bees

Installing A Nuc

Practical Guidance

Feeding Bees

Contrarian Positions

Involving Family and Friends

Introduction To The Brood Nest

Keeping Records

Beekeeping Advocacy

The Beehive Inspection

Beekeeping Myths

Stage Summary

Threats to Bees

Guide To A Thriving Hive

Colony Collapse Disorder

The Main Threats To Bees

The Threat of Robbers

Small Hive Beetle

Tiny Mice To Big Bears

American and European Foulbrood

Nosema and Chalkbrood

Tracheal Mites

Varroa Mites : Part 1

Varroa Mites : Part 2

Inspecting Your Hive

Deadout Inspections

The Big Things To Check

Queenlessness In Your Hive

Recognizing and Avoiding Swarms


Understanding the Brood Pattern

Introduction to Cross Comb

Splitting a Hive

Queen Rearing : Part 1

Queen Rearing : Part 2

Overwintering Honey Bees

Managing Hive Capacity

Moving A Beehive

FAQ For The New Beekeeper

Reaping The Rewards

Tangible Rewards of Beekeeping

Harvesting Honey : Part 1

Harvesting Honey : Part 2

Extracting Beeswax

Making Money

Stage Summary

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