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Bees are truly fascinating insects that play a vital role in plant reproduction. From the honey they produce to their incredible teamwork techniques, there is much to admire about them. In this beekeeping course, you will explore different species of bees, including the common honey bee, and will receive practical training on how to get started in setting up your own beekeeping business.

Learn how to harvest honey bees and take care of your hive to have them thriving throughout the season. Explore the ancient history of beekeeping and the role of bees as pollinators. This beginners course is led by an experienced instructor, who will provide you with essential tips and tricks to help you take your first steps to become an expert beekeeper in no time.

Highlights of The Beekeeping Course :

  • Learn about the different species of bees and understand the hierarchy of bees
  • Explore the history of beekeeping, from ancient times to the present day
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the beekeeping season
  • Get tips on how to get started on setting up your own beekeeping business
  • Understand the roles of bees as pollinators and why bees are so vital to our food supply
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the teamwork technique of bees
  • Learn how to harvest honey bees and broaden your understanding of the health benefits of honey
  • Familiarise with professional beekeeping equipment and protective clothing
  • Understand how to install, inspect and manage package bees 
  • Discover important facts and theories about the life cycle of bees

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

Who is This course for?

This beekeeping training course is an introductory course, ideal for those who are interested in starting a beekeeping farm or business and want to learn how to take care of their hive. There are no learning requirements for this course which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.


The Beekeeping Course course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16. 

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become qualified beekeepers and will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the different types of bees, the different approaches to keeping bees and how to set up their first hive.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Get Familiar with Bee, a Benignant Insect 00:15:00
Module 02: Brief History of Beekeeping 00:10:00
Module 03: Discover the Benefits of Beekeeping 00:05:00
Module 04: Let’s Start Keeping Bees 00:20:00
Module 05: Essential Equipment for Beekeeping 00:20:00
Module 06: Sourcing and Installing Bees 00:20:00
Module 07: Taking Care of Your Hive 00:35:00
Module 08: Golden Harvest 00:15:00
Module 09: Pollination 00:15:00
Module 10: Disease and Pest 00:40:00
Module 11: Marketing Hive Product 00:25:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Beekeeping Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Beekeeping Course 00:20:00

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  • 1 year
  • Number of Units11
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 4 hours, 20 minutes

Course Reviews

  1. I love bees and completing this course has just made me love bees even more now, this course is very well put together very easy to learn with loads of information I’m now very confident in my knowledge and understanding of honey bees and also the best part is now looking at starting my very own colony. I’d like to thank everyone involved in this course.



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