Online Bee Keeping Classes

Beekeeper Education and Engagement System (BEES)

BEES is a new online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet based and open to the public. The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of difficulty (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry).

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Only $26 per course!

The donation fee for each course is $26, and enrollment is a la carte; you can pick and choose exactly which courses you want! There are no mandates or pre-requisites for taking any BEES course (you do not have to take one in order to take another).

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  • No prior experience necessary (or special equipment)
  • Pick and choose individual topics / courses
  • Learn at your own pace

There’s a ton to learn! (24 courses available)

Biology Management Industry
Beginner 3 courses Basic Honey Bee Biology and Life History Intro to Beekeeping and Hive Management Important of Bees and Beekeeping to Society
Advanced 21 courses Other Stinging Insects
Honey Bee Anatomy
Pheromones
Bee Botany
Queens and Mating
Genetics of Bees
Foraging Biology
Honey Bees of the World
Tools of the trade
Advanced Management Techniques
Parasites, Pathogens, Pests and Other Problems
Varroa Mite IPM
Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding
Honey Bee Stocks
Africanized Bees
Colony Collapse Disorder
Pesticides
Honey Labeling
Crop Pollination
Honey and Hive Products
History of Beekeeping

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If shown to large audiences, there are opportunities for discounts! All proceeds go directly to support the NC State Apiculture Program and our various research and extension endeavors.

Introductory video explaining the BEES network (19:18 min)

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The Beekeeper Education and Engagement System (BEES) is a new online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet based and open to the public. The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of difficulty (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry). No specialized equipment or prior experience necessary—just an internet connection, a standard web browser, and a desire to learn about bees! Topic selection is a la carte, so you can pick and choose exactly which topics you wish to learn about. You can go at your own pace; there is no mandate as to how quickly you progress through the BEES network. There are opportunities for individual topics or entire “bee schools”! For an introductory short course about bees and beekeeping, you can bundle all three introductory level lectures into one plug-and-play short course for beginner beekeepers. If shown to large audiences, there are opportunities for discounts! All proceeds go directly to support the NC State Apiculture Program and our various research and extension endeavors.

INTRODUCTORY VIDEO EXPLAINING THE BEES NETWORK (19:18 MIN)

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Pricing and enrollment

The donation fee for each course is $25, and enrollment is a la carte; you can pick and choose exactly what courses you want! There are no mandates or pre-requisites for taking any BEES course, so that you do not have to take one in order to take another. Online payment by credit card (with an additional $1 processing fee per course) makes it extremely convenient for you to enroll right away!

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Photo of David Tarpy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. David TarpyProfessor and Extension Specialist (Apiculture) (919) 515-1660 david_tarpy@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University
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