FREE CLASSES – Learn at Home

Below are very helpful video resources to learn beekeeping.

  • PENN STATE: To help during the COVID-19 crisis, Penn State is reducing enrollment fees for their online course UNTIL May 30th.
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY: Free online seminars. You can catch them LIVE and ask questions, or you can view recordings later.
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BEE SQUAD: Is also holding LIVE seminars where you can ask questions, or view later.
  • GUELPH UNIVERSITY: Offers free bee keeping videos on a variety of topics.
  • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: Like Guelph, offers many free videos.

PENN STATE EXTENSION

"BEEKEEPING 101" - Watch these recorded lessons when it is convenient to you. Normally, Penn State charges. If you register before May 30, you can watch for 75% off (No longer free) . CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate
  • LENGTH OF ACCESS: 60 days
  • SECTIONS:10
  • LENGTH: 9 hours

Learning Outcomes - As you complete this course, you will:

  • understand the science of honeybees
  • implement the best practices of experienced beekeepers
  • understand bee biology and behavior
  • use typical beekeeping clothing and equipment
  • manage a hive throughout the year
  • identify and treat common bee pests and diseases
  • outline various bee products you and your bees can make
  • understand pollination and the role bees play

If you finish the course and quizzes, you will receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

CLICK to ENROLL


AUBURN UNIVERSITY

and LAWRENCE COUNTY ALABAMA EXTENSION OFFICE

Are hosting LIVE speaker events on several Thursdays, at 7:30 pm Eastern Time. To view the events, try this Zoom link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/904522838 OR go to this Lawrence County FACEBOOK PAGE

  • April 16: Learning from Pandemics, Dr. J. TSURUDA (U. of Tennessee)
  • April 30: Queen Management Essentials, Dr. J. RANGEL (Texas A&M)
  • May 14: Bee and Parasite Biogeography, Dr. K. DELAPLANE (U. of Georgia)
  • May 28: What's Killing Honey bees, Dr. J. ELLIS (U. of Florida)

UNIV. of MARYLAND BEE SQUAD

  • CLICK HERE to see the BEE SQUAD's schedule of very useful presentations. and to REGISTER to see them (free). The Bee Squad also records some of their presentations.
  • CLICK HERE to see their April 9th "Wax Moth" lecture by Allen Hayes. (Recordings may only be kept for a short time, so click soon)
  • CLICK HERE to sign-up for free email notifications announcing upcoming events!

If you can watch these live, you'll be able to ask questions. If you miss the presentation, look for the recordings listed in the right column of Bee Squad's website.

  • April 15 - Varroa Mites
  • April 22 - Where to find online bee resources


UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Getting Started with bees

Working with Bees

Working with Queens

Colony Management

Abnormal Colony Conditions

Pest Management

Double Nucleus Colonies

Queen Rearing

Honey Harvesting and Processing

Miscellaneous Videos

OHIO STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION