Learn How to be a Beekeeper or Advance Your Apiarist Skills with Convenient Online Courses
Bee the change you want to see! If you are looking for a way to make a positive environmental impact on our planet, maintaining a beehive on your property is a fun opportunity to foster the natural circle of life. Plus, it comes with some sweet rewards. Whether you are brand new to beekeeping or have a few years of apiary experience, we have classes that will help your hive thrive.
Our courses are taught by Rutgers Cooperative Extension employees and experienced apiarists, so you can learn from the experts.
Our Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping course fulfills the legal requirements of the State of New Jersey for beekeeper education.
Online self-paced and evening courses are available so you can find time to learn around your busy schedule.
Please check back often for the latest course offerings, and join our email list to receive course announcements!
Have questions or need more information? Contact Program Coordinator Pamela Springard-Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-7463.
Beekeepers Buzzed About Rutgers Course
Check out this 2-minute video highlighting our Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping course! Please note: This course is currently offered online only.
Glossary of Bee Terms
Familiarize yourself with beekeeping terminology by reviewing this helpful glossary of terms.
Blooms for Bees
This NJAES fact sheet suggests plant species that provide supplemental forage for honey bees during their critical periods.
Review our list of recommended reading titles for beekeepers.
Meet Our Beekeeping Students!
Read profiles of students who have attended Rutgers’ apiculture classes and are now embarking on their own beekeeping journeys.