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Bee-ginner's Beekeeping

May 3-17, 2021 ONLINE

Learn how to be a beekeeper in this self-paced online course that teaches students how to start, maintain, and care for a honey bee colony. The course content will take approximately 14-15 hours to complete, and participants will have 2 weeks to complete the coursework at their own pace.


Seasonal Planting for Honey Bees

March 11, 2021 NEW! ONLINE

This 1.5 hour webinar will address planting for key times during the year to best support your local bee populations.


Small Scale Queen Rearing

March 24, 2021 ONLINE

This 1.5 hour webinar will introduce beekeepers to several queen rearing techniques and cover topics such as queen and drone biology, tools and equipment, and more.


Sustainable Beekeeping

April 6, 2021 ONLINE

This 1.5 hour webinar will present ways that beekeepers can maintain their beehives in a more sustainable way.


Beyond the Basics:
Practical Hive Management Tools for Beekeepers

Next offering TBD

Take the next step in your beekeeping education! This course covers mite control, swarm control, queen rearing, and more.


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