ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING CLASS

Posted July 24, 2016
by Hilary

Online Intro to Beekeeping Class

Exciting news!  An online version of the popular Intro to Beekeeping class is now available to stream! If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory class for you. The class is designed for absolute beginners so, no prerequisite knowledge is required. You can start watching it even if you know absolutely nothing about bees and by the time you finish, you’ll be ready to get started with your own backyard beehive! I will teach you: how the honey bee lives, discuss different hive designs, what tools to buy, how to place your hive, how to acquire bees, honey harvesting methods, and common hive pests. Plus, tons of practical information about how to be successful as a beekeeper, what to look for during inspections and how to avoid common mistakes. If you’ve enjoyed my blog posts, this is definitely the class for you! For those of you who have already taken this class in person or in one of my previous live webinar sessions, you can purchase this version for half price and use it for reference and review whenever you want! Check out the preview below and click “watch now” to read more about it.

The class focuses on natural beekeeping practices which are often the opposite of what is presented in most beekeeping books. So, even if you have read a few books, taken some other classes or already started keeping bees, it still has tons to offer. The combination of lecture-style still images and fascinating footage alongside my entertaining narration will keep you engaged and learning. With unlimited streaming, you can watch it as many times as you want!

This is just the first in a whole series of online classes I plan to make available. I’m currently working on classes that will go more in depth on topics like hive inspections, live bee removal, honey harvesting and more! Have a topic you’d like to see a class on? Leave your requests in the comments below!

21 Comments

  1. Laura Gunion

    Maybe you’d like to post this new offering to the Facebook group. “Women in beekeeping”. I’d love to see more activity from people having the courage and faith to do things as naturally as possible.
    I look forward to your offerings spreading widely. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Hilary

      Thank you for the tip. I did not know about the group. I just sent a request to join!

      Reply
      • Brooke

        I’d love to see a lesson on how to initially set up a hive and hive maintenance!

        Reply
        • Hilary

          Hi Brooke, I talk about how to set up the hive in the Intro class or did you mean how to install bess? I am working on a more in depth maintenance class, but this is also talked about in the intro.

          Reply
    • Jean Eckert

      Hi, I’m interested in some kind of online course for a completely new person interested in bed keeping,

      Reply
      • Hilary

        That’s what this course is, check it out!

        Reply
  2. Wendy Borders

    Hi, I’m 61 and just got bees this summer. I’m having trouble keeping my queens! Seems like after inspecting a hive, bingo my hive is queenless. My new tip: if you pull out a frame, keep it over the hive or over a sheet on the ground because the queen will fall off! Does that happen to you?

    Reply
    • Hilary

      Very rarely, but it is a good idea to try and keep the frame over the hive. You might also be rolling your queen when you pull up the frame. Make sure you give yourself good clearance on both sides before you pull the frame up. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Matt

    Looking forward to a hive inspections video!

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  4. Janice Seccombe

    I’m waiting for hive inspection. The difference between the frames. Brood vs honey

    Reply
  5. Diana

    Total bee noon here and I’m taking a year to research before I invest in equipment and bees. Your video is super helpful! How do I get the class materials? I subscribed through Vimeo.

    Reply
    • Hilary

      Hi Diana,

      They should be emailed to you within the week. My assistant is sending them out at the end of every week to everyone who bought it during that week. Send me an email if you don’t get them and I will make sure you do.

      Reply
  6. DawnMichelle Usher

    Hi Hilary! I’ve been a backyard beekeeper for a few years. Maybe 1/2dozen times, I’ve opened up a hive box to find it riddled with wax moths. Can you tell me how to prevent this?
    Thanks for any help you can give me!
    ????????????❤️DawnMichelle

    Reply
    • Hilary

      The only way to prevent wax moths is to keep your colonies strong. They usually do not show up in high numbers unless there is some other problem weakening the hive. If you start to see a poor brood patter or a population drop, for example, and you do nothing eventually moths will show up.

      Reply
  7. Davia

    please add me

    Reply
    • Hilary

      Hi, you don’t need to be added. You just purchase the class online and then you can stream it any time you want. Just use this link https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gndhoney

      Reply
  8. Lori Wright

    Do you have an instagram? My daughter and her friend who are 13 are beekeepers at their school and all their bees absconded. They are quite sad.They don’t have facebook. Thanks

    Reply
    • Hilary

      Yes, my instagram is @girlnextdoorhoney

      Reply
  9. Ronald W Posney

    Let me rewrite my Message.i would like to start my a bee hive in my back yard. How do i get the beginners video. I would like it to be all Natural

    ronway1@gmail.com

    Reply

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