An Introduction to Beekeeping: The Online Course

  • Make a Selection

Course launches 17th November 2020 - free launch gift of a hand-poured beeswax candle with every purchase.

There is no other creature on our farm that contributes as much as our bees do.  From pollinating our plants, making honey and wax to being just a joy to behold, bees have been the single greatest investment we have made to the health and wellbeing of the farm.

Keeping bees isn't as simple as just putting them in their hive and letting them do their thing.  Bees require help and maintenance to thrive. 

In this online course, we cover the basics of keeping bees.  

We will cover:

  • Personal protection equipment and other requirements for beekeeping
  • Basic Hive Inspection and FEDSS food, eggs, disease, space, swarming
  • Harvesting Honey - fitting clearing board
  • Feeding Bees
  • Where to place your hive
  • Swarm management

Due to the nature of beekeeping this is an ongoing course.  We will be releasing the lessons seasonally, with the first batch of lessons going live on November 17th. Updates will occur in March and June to talk about what to do with your hive this time of year. 

Course format

This course is hosted on Mighty Networks - a comprehensive platform that allows us to host the community, live sessions and online courses all in one space.

Once your purchase is completed, you will receive an email with the details you need to join the network, or add this course to your profile if you are already a member.
Step by step instructions for joining the network are available here.

The course is available from 17th November 2020, to work through at any time. 

Buying this course as a gift?

On completion of your purchase, you will receive an email from our automated system. Click the link for gift purchasers to download a gift voucher to print and send, or email to your gift recipient.
Find our more about gifting an online course from Gartur Stitch Farm School here.