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Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES)
The NC State Extension offers 11 courses on beekeeping. These classes target a variety of experience levels from beginner to advanced.
This online course from PennState Extension about the science and practice of beekeeping is for beginning beekeepers. It covers bee biology and behavior, hive management, equipment, bee products, and more.
Girl Next Door Honey
Two classes based on practical, natural beekeeping methods with a focus on what is best for the bees. After you purchase them, you can stream them any time. There is an Intro to Beekeeping class and a Hive Inspection class.
Free, introductory course to learn the basics of beekeeping. The course features nine sections, totaling 40 lessons.
University of Montana Beekeeping Certificate Programs
UM's Online Beekeeping Certificate programs consist of three university-level courses at the apprentice, journeyman and master levels, culminating in a certificate designating the participant as a "Master Beekeeper." The program is endorsed by the American Honey Producers Association.
Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program
Online videos produced by the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. Includes tutorials on assembling hive equipment, hiving a swarm, evaluating a queen's performance, preparing colonies for winter, and much more.
Bee Country, a rural bee farm, offers classes as well as beekeeping supplies.
Beekeeping Workshops at Cornell
Listing of current in-person classes at Cornell University.
Buffalo Niagara Beekeepers Guild
The Buffalo Niagara Beekeepers Guild formed in support of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s mission to bring awareness to Western New York’s past and present agricultural significance.
Hungry Bear Farms: Beginner Beekeeping Classes
Beekeeping classes from Eastern Apiculture Society Master Beekeepers in Canandaigua, NY.
Masterson's Garden Center provides classes, consulting services, and beekeeping supplies.
Begineer beekeeping classes from the Western New York Honey Producers Association.
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Master Beekeeper Programs
Master Beekeeper Certificate at Cornell University
This series of courses equips beekeepers from the hobby to the commercial level with the concepts, knowledge, and best management practices needed to pass Cornell University’s Master Beekeeper Certificate written, oral, and field examinations. There is a prerequisite of 3 years minimum experience in order to enroll in the program. Cost is $899.
Master Beekeeper Certificate through Eastern Apicultural Society
The purpose of the Master Beekeeper certification program is to identify and certify people who have a detailed knowledge of honey bee biology, expertise in the proper practices of beekeeping, and can present this information to the beekeeping and non-beekeeping public in a detailed, accurate, clear and authoritative manner. Persons interested in applying should have a minimum of 5 years experience. The certification program costs $100.
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