Online Beekeeping Courses and Certification
Option 1: Register for the complete beekeeping certificate course
The Online Beekeeping Certificate Course is broken into 4 classes with multiple January starting dates. Participants will learn everything they need to manage honeybees and receive a beekeeping certificate. Registrants will also receive access to an Online Community of Practice for the entire beekeeping season, which will provide a place for participants to share their experiences, ask questions, troubleshoot, and learn from each other.
Option 2: Register for individual classes (below)
Each class is 3 hours and taken over Zoom. Taken together, the 4 courses are recognized by the City of Edmonton and the City of Leduc as an approved beekeeping certificate.
Class 1: All About Honeybees
All About Honeybees focuses on honeybees’ natural history and is relevant to anyone interested in bees or thinking about beekeeping. While this course touches on the act of beekeeping, it is intended to provide a foundational understanding of honeybee evolution, biology, evolution, anatomy, society, casts, and seasonal changes within honeybee colonies.
Class 2: Getting Started
Getting Started in Beekeeping covers the municipal and provincial requirements for managing honeybees, site selection, equipment choices, and bee sources.
Class 3: Management and Diseases
Beehive Management and Honeybee Diseases, we will cover the essential tasks necessary to perform regular hive inspections. Learn how to assess the strength and health of a colony and its queen, check for various stages of honeybee development, prevent swarming, create splits, and identify, prevent and monitor for common honeybee diseases.
Class 4: Honey Harvest and Winterization
Honey Harvesting and Beehive Winterization will prepare you for the honey harvest after a long season of beekeeping. Learn various honey extraction methods, processing, bottling and storage for small, medium, and hobby beekeepers. This course will cover how much honey to remove from the hive, condensing the colony down for winter, feeding, disease prevention and treatment options, and wrapping for winter.
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Beekeeping 1: All About Honeybees (Online Course)$50.00 Select options
Beekeeping 2: Getting Started in Beekeeping (Online Course)$50.00 Select options
Beekeeping 3: Beehive Management and Diseases (Online Course)$50.00 Select options
Beekeeping 4: Honey Harvesting and Beehive Winterization (Online Course)$50.00 Select options
Hive Along: Hands-On Beekeeping ExperienceRead more
Online Beekeeping Course – Spring 2022$200.00 Select options