At Queen Bri’s Honey, we are 5th generation beekeepers, and our entire family is involved in our beekeeping operation. Let us teach you how to be beekeepers! Whether your interest in beekeeping is as a hobby, because your grandpa once kept bees when you were growing up, or you think this might be a cool little side business, this course will help get you started on your new adventure as a beekeeper! In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about getting started as a beekeeper. By the time you finish this course, you will have learned all about each of the topics listed below, and you will be ready to get started out in your own beekeeping adventure. With 44+ lessons and 9+ hours of instruction, there is a ton of information packed into this course. In fact, this course contains even more information than my 2- day in-person Beginner Beekeeping class that I conduct! We will cover the following topics: History of BeekeepingBenefits of BeesDecline of the Honeybee PopulationZoning, Neighbors, Family Support, Costs, and Time ConsiderationsWhat You Need to Do Before You Start BeekeepingTypes of Honey BeesObtaining Your BeesHow Bees Communicate and Make HoneyHoney Bee Life Cycle - Honeybee Jobs & How Queens are MadeTypes of HivesSelecting a Location for Your HivesProtecting Your Hives With Raised Stands and FencingBasic Beekeeping Equipment - What You Need and What’s OptionalVideo Demo: Basic Beekeeping EquipmentVideo Demo: How to Build Your Equipment for Your Bees ArrivalHow to Install Your Bees into Their New HiveVideo Demo: How to Install Packages of BeesDo’s and Don’ts Before Visiting Your HivesHow Often to Inspect Your Hive Throughout the YearVideo Demo: How to Light Your SmokerVideo Demo: How to Suit Up to Prevent Getting StungHow to Inspect a Beehive - Inside and OutVideo Demo: How to Inspect Your New BeehiveWhat to Expect Your First 12 MonthsBeekeeping Calendar: How Beekeeping Inspections Change Throughout the YearHow Nectar Flow and Bloom Cycles Affect Your BeesCommon Hive ProblemsPotential Hive DiseasesHoneybee Pests - Prevention and TreatmentHoney Harvest - Honey Extraction Equipment Needed & How to Harvest Your HoneyHoney Label RequirementsCleaning Up Your Beeswax to Make Bee Products With ItWhen and How to Prepare Your Hives for WinterVideo Demo: Preparing Your Hives For WinterThis class uses multiple learning formats, from PowerPoint slides, to handouts, to on-site video demonstrations in one of our apiaries (bee yard) so that the information can be easily learned no matter your preferred learning style. If you have any questions during or after the course, you are always more than welcome to contact me. I am so excited to help you get started as a beekeeper, and I look forward to hearing stories about your new beekeeping adventures!