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BEGINNER COURSES

BIOLOGY

Subtopics:

The Bees, The Colony, Development, Division of Labor, Foraging

MANAGEMENT

Subtopics:

The Hive, Equipment, Sting Safety, Colony Establishment, Working a Hive, Troubleshooting

INDUSTRY

Subtopics:

Being a Good Neighbor, Honey and Hive Products, Pollination, Join the Beekeeping Community

ADVANCED COURSES

BIOLOGY

Subtopics:

Why Learn Anatomy, External Anatomy,  Internal Anatomy, Queens and Drones

Subtopics:

Queen Rearing, Queen Elimination, Queen Mating, Fertilization and Oviposition

Future Courses

MANAGEMENT

Subtopics:

Spring Management, Swarm Control, Queen Rearing, Honey Production, Supplemental Feeding, Other Management Considerations

Subtopics:

Brood Pathogens, Adult Parasites, Hive Pests, Colony Disorders

Subtopics:

Setting Up a Cell Builder, Grafting, Mating Nucleus Hives, Marking, Banking, and Queen Introduction

Subtopics:

IPM Approach and Varroa Life Cycle, Monitoring, Control Regimes, Cycle Regimes and Long-Term Sustainability

Future Courses

INDUSTRY

Subtopics:

The History of the AHB in the US, AHB Biology, Mechanisms of Displacement, Identification, Symptoms, What Beekeepers Need to Do

Subtopics:

Prehistoric Beekeeping, Ancient and Traditional Beekeeping, Modern Beekeeping

Subtopics:

Common-Sense Approach, Pesticide Approval Process, Roles in Application and Protection

Future Courses
Welcome to the Beekeeper Education & Engagement System! 

The BEES network is a new online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet-based and aims to foster an online learning community among beekeepers. The structure of the BEES network is broken into two ascending levels of complexity (Beginner and Advanced) 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.

The donation fee for each course is $35, and enrollment is a la carte. 

You can pick and choose exactly what courses you want!

See the list of courses that are currently available below. There are no mandates or prerequisites for taking any BEES course so that you do not have to take one in order to take another. We are able to accept online payments by credit card.