PerfectBee Colony Membership

Enjoy and learn more about your beekeeping.
Designed specifically for the hobbyist beekeeper, Colony Membership keeps you learning, helps you engage with other beekeepers and saves you money.

Colony Academy | Colony Cluster | Colony Webinars | Colony Dispatch | Colony Discounts | Colony Forum

Beekeeper and bees

PerfectBee Academy

PerfectBee Academy is a rich and fun online beekeeping course, to prepare you for your first beehive. With 90 great lessons, over three structured courses, Academy lets you learn at your own pace – online, anytime.

PerfectBee Academy also features 9 webinars (with recordings available). And we’ll test you with 9 challenging tests – and a certificate of completion at the end of each course. Sign up for immediate access!

Colony Webinars

Our fun and informative Colony Webinars are a unique and fun way to learn more about beekeeping, with presentations on important topics by experienced beekeepers.

As well as great presentations, we’ll have a little fun along the way with in-webinar polls and ample time for Q&A.

View our list of previously recorded webinars here.
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Colony Cluster

A unique, fun and enjoyable way to discuss all-things-beekeeping. Register for a Colony Cluster event, kick off your webcam and join us for an informal discussion about….well, you decide.

Colony Cluster is an online beekeeping meeting and a great way to video chat and make some new friends.

Each Colony Cluster has a limit number of attendees, to ensure everyone has a chance to participate.

Colony Dispatch

After you’ve been a beekeeper for a while, it’s time to learn more! And then learn more…

Our Colony Dispatch articles are based on the real-world experiences of knowledgeable beekeepers. With a pragmatic yet optimistic perspective, these articles help you build on your beekeeping skills and knowledge.

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Beehive entrance

Colony Beekeepers Forum

Beekeeping clubs are awesome. Mentors are great. And we recommend them both. But what about that evening when you’re online and just have to ask a question?

The members-only Colony Beekeeping Forum is an “open all hours”, friendly and engaging place to ask your beekeeping questions, post images of your hives and interact with other beekeepers.

Come on in – you’ll find a warm welcome and some great beekeeping discussions.

Savings at the Store

The PerfectBee Beekeeper’s Store offers a wide range of hives, accessories, tools, clothing, treatments, supplements and more.

Your Colony membership provides you with a discount coupon for 5% off your entire order – even for products that are already on sale

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Go Annual, Get More!

We dig all our members – but annual members get some special love!

  • Two months free membership – that’s 12 months for the price of 10!


Choose The Colony Plan For You

Colony Monthly

$9.99 per month

  • PerfectBee Academy
  • Colony Cluster
  • 5% Everyday Discounts
  • Colony Webinars
  • Colony Beekeeping Forum
  • Colony Dispatch

Colony Annual

$99 per year

  • PerfectBee Academy
  • Colony Cluster
  • 5% Everyday Discounts
  • Colony Webinars
  • Colony Beekeeping Forum
  • Colony Dispatch


Frequently Asked Questions

After subscribing, we’ll be very happy to welcome you to our members-only Colony Facebook group at

Request access to Join and within 24 hours (often much quicker) we’ll approve you to the group. Enjoy!

Because we’re so appreciative if you do! And to show that, we will give you two months Colony membership for free.

A pretty sweet deal, eh?

As a Colony Member, just log on, browse our store and you will see your member discount applied to every product automatically. No coupons required!

And, yes, your discount is applied to everything in the store – even products on sale!

We are delighted to welcome all members, wherever you are. However, we want to be very transparent about two important issues.

  • While the majority of the content and advice we offer is relevant to beekeepers anywhere, we are based in the US and our material is focused accordingly.
  • We ship to customers in the contiguous US. We will quote for delivery to addresses outside of the main 48 but, in the interest of fully transparency, would caution that shipping costs can often be prohibitively high elsewhere. Please consider this, in relation to the store-based discounts (there are, of course, many other benefits to membership).

No – and we want to be careful not to present it as such.

Our tests are a little challenging and Colony members find them enjoyable (along with the Certificates of Completion they receive on passing). But our course is not accredited in any formal context.

However, the knowledge we require to earn the certificates is important for some beekeepers. Though rare and depending on location and circumstances, some beekeepers need to show proof of an awareness of beekeeping to be approved to install one or more beehives. Our course and Certificates of Completion have been useful in this context.

We have just a few common sense guidelines, to keep our group welcoming, respectful and fun.

PerfectBee reserves the right to remove access to anyone who does not follow our simple “guidelines of civility”. No refunds will be given in such situations – but we’ve never had to do this!

Our guidelines are here.

Of course! It’s important to us that you enjoy your membership.

So if you wish to cancel your membership, just navigate to your members area and select (wait for it….) Cancel – and we will not bill you at the end of your billing cycle. 

It’s that easy and you don’t need to get on the phone with anyone and sacrifice a chicken to cancel your membership! Remember, the PerfectBee mantra is to be clear, open, transparent and fair.

PS: You will continue to enjoy access to all your membership benefits until the end of your current billing cycle.

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