Introductory Beekeeping Course

Under Way Now Through Jan 31st 2019

Our course has 3 courses to help you decide if beekeeping is right for you. A lesson in your inbox every 2-3 days (40 in all!). It’s an easy and fun way to learn about this fascinating hobby.

(For a more detailed course check out PerfectBee Academy)

Three Great 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

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

Section 1.3 About Beekeeping

Beekeeping With Kids

Finding Clubs And Mentors

Top Beekeeping Books

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

Section 2.2 Equipment And Clothing

Beekeeping With A Smoker

Protective Clothing

Tools For Beekeepers

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

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

Section 3.2 Inspecting Your Beehive

Big Issues To Check

Avoiding Swarms

Cross Comb

Managing Hive Capacity

A Beekeeper FAQ

Section 3.3 Reaping The Rewards

The Tangible Rewards

To The Start of Beekeeping

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 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

About Beekeeping

Beekeeping With Kids

Finding Clubs And Mentors

Top Beekeeping Books

Your Beehive

Beehives and Accessories

A Practical Guide

What Bees Need

What Beekeepers Need

Common Types Of Beehive

Setting Up A Beehive

Equipment and Clothing

Beekeeping With A Smoker

Tools For Beekeepers

Protective Clothing

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

A Healthy Beehive

Threats To Bees

The Thriving Colony

Colony Collapse Disorder

The Main Threats To Bees

The Threat Of Robbing

Inspecting Your Beehive

Big Issues To Check

Avoiding Swarms

Cross Comb

Managing Hive Capacity

A New Beekeeper FAQ

Reaping The Rewards

The Tangible Rewards

To The Start of Beekeeping

Register now for our Introductory Course

Start your journey towards your first beehive in the spring.