PerfectBee Course Syllabus Comparison

We offer the choice of two great beekeeping courses – our Introductory Course or PerfectBee Academy – with the information you need to confidently start and help your bees to keep it healthy!

Scroll Down For a Comparison Of  The Lessons Included In Our Two Courses

Course Lessons

Course 1 : Learn About Bees

Section 1.1 The Science of Bees

Introduction (6)

Academy (11)

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

Introduction (5)

Academy (11)

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

Introduction (3)

Academy (7)

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

Introduction (5)

Academy (10)

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

Section 2.2 Equipment And Clothing

Introduction (3)

Academy (5)

Beekeeping With A Smoker

Tools For Beekeepers

Protective Clothing

Using Your Bee Feeder

Beekeeping And Technology

Section 2.3 Starting Your Beehive

Introduction (7)

Academy (15)

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

Course 3 : A Healthy Beehive

Section 3.1 Threat To Bees

Introduction (4)

Academy (11)

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

Foulbrood

Nosema And Chalkbrood

Tracheal Mites

Varroa Mites: Part 1

Varroa Mites: Part 2

Section 3.2 Inspecting Your Beehive

Introduction (5)

Academy (14)

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

Introduction (2)

Academy (6)

The Tangible Rewards

To The Start of Beekeeping

Harvesting Honey : Part 1

Harvesting Honey : Part 2

Extracting Beeswax

Making Money

Course Lessons

Both of our courses follow the same structure of three stages, each with three sections. These build your knowledge of beekeeping in a methodical, logical way – so you feel comfortable with each step before continuing to the next.

Learn About Bees

The Science of Bees

Why Bees Rock
Intro and Academy

The Diversity of Bees
Intro and Academy

How Honey Bees Reproduce
Intro and Academy

The Process Of Pollination
Intro and Academy

The Secrets Of Honeycomb
Intro and Academy

Why Bees Can't Fly
Intro and Academy

The Anatomy of Bees
Academy Only

Honey Bee Genetics
Academy Only

The Honey Bee Life Cycle
Academy Only

How Bees Use Pheromones
Academy Only

The Races Of Honey Bees
Academy Only

The Life of Bees

How Bees Sense The World
Intro and Academy

Inside And Out Of The Hive
Intro and Academy

Why And How Bees Forage
Intro and Academy

How Bees Make Honey
Intro and Academy

Why And How Bees Swarm
Intro and Academy

The Role Of The Drone Bee
Academy

The Role Of The Queen Bee
Academy

The Role Of The Worker Bee
Academy

Sticking With Propolis
Academy

The Honey Flow
Academy

The Winter Cluster
Academy

About Beekeeping

Beekeeping With Kids
Intro and Academy

Finding Clubs And Mentors
Intro and Academy

Top Beekeeping Books
Intro and Academy

Natural Beekeeping
Academy

Growth Of Urban Beekeeping
Academy

Dealing With Bee Stings
Academy

Beekeeping And Neighbors
Academy

Your Beehive

Beehives and Accessories

A Practical Guide
Intro and Academy

What Bees Need
Intro and Academy

What Beekeepers Need
Intro and Academy

Common Types Of Beehive
Intro and Academy

Setting Up A Beehive
Intro and Academy

The Langstroth Beehive
Academy

The Warre Beehive
Academy

The Top Bar Beehive
Academy

The Flow Hive
Academy

Foundationless Beekeeping
Academy

Equipment and Clothing

Beekeeping With A Smoker
Intro and Academy

Tools For Beekeepers
Intro and Academy

Protective Clothing
Intro and Academy

Using Your Bee Feeder
Academy

Beekeeping And Technology
Academy

Setting Up Your Beehive

Questions To Answer First
Intro and Academy

Installing Your Beehive
Intro and Academy

Obtaining Bees For A Beehive
Intro and Academy

Practical Guidance
Intro and Academy

The Beehive Inspection
Intro and Academy

Beekeeping Advocacy
Intro and Academy

Involving Family And Friends
Intro and Academy

Installing A Package Of Bees
Academy

Installing A Nucleus Colony
Academy

Installing A Swarm Of Bees
Academy

Feeding Bees
Academy

Contrarian Positions
Academy

The Brood Nest
Academy

Keeping Records
Academy

Beekeeping Myths
Academy

A Healthy Beehive

Threats To Bees

The Thriving Colony
Intro and Academy

Colony Collapse Disorder
Intro and Academy

The Main Threats To Bees
Intro and Academy

The Threat Of Robbing
Intro and Academy

Small Hive Beetle And Bees
Academy

From Tiny Mice To Big Bears
Academy

American and European Foulbrood
Academy

Nosema And Chalkbrood
Academy

Tracheal Mites
Academy

Varroa Mites: Part 1
Academy

Varroa Mites: Part 2
Academy

Inspecting Your Beehive

Big Issues To Check
Intro and Academy

Avoiding Swarms
Intro and Academy

Cross Comb
Intro and Academy

Managing Hive Capacity
Intro and Academy

A New Beekeeper FAQ
Intro and Academy

Deadout Inspections
Academy

Queenlessness In Your Hive
Academy

Requeening
Academy

The Brood Pattern
Academy

Splitting A Hive
Academy

Queen Rearing: Part 1
Academy

Queen Rearing: Part 2
Academy

Overwintering Honey Bees
Academy

Moving A Hive
Academy

Reaping The Rewards

The Tangible Rewards
Intro and Academy

To The Start of Beekeeping
Intro and Academy

Harvesting Honey : Part 1
Academy

Harvesting Honey : Part 2
Academy

Extracting Beeswax
Academy

Making Money
Academy

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