Beekeeping Courses & Certifications

Beekeeping Essentials Course

This course is designed for beginner beekeepers who have 0-2 years of beekeeping experience. The course covers the fundamental skills needed to become a successful beekeeper. Students can sign up for one of two course options depending on their learning style: instructor-led or self-paced. The instructor-led option allows students to participate in a virtual classroom with fellow beekeepers and the instructor, while the self-paced option gives students access to course materials for one year so they can move through the content at their own pace.

This course fulfills the legal requirements of the State of New Jersey for beekeeper education per New Jersey Administrative Code Title 2, Chapter 24 §2:24-3.1(c).

Price: $450 for the instructor-led course and $299 for the self-paced option. Specific groups are eligible for a 20% discount.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand honey bee biology,
  • Learn how to get started in beekeeping and how to support colonies throughout the year,
  • Know how to identify and navigate scenarios like swarming, Varroa infestations, and queen issues.

 

Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program

Our advanced 15-month training program consists of four online classes and three in-person final exams at Cornell's Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies.

This course fulfills the legal requirements of the State of New Jersey for beekeeper education per New Jersey Administrative Code Title 2, Chapter 24 §2:24-3.1(c).

Price: $899. Specific groups are eligible for a discounted price of $599.

      Program Outcomes

      • Keep colonies healthy and productive year after year.
      • Expand the amount, quality, and type of bee products and services you produce.
      • Take advantage of the business opportunities that beekeeping can provide.
      • Gain a deep understanding of honey bees as living organisms.
      • Navigate controversial topics so you can communicate with credibility in the beekeeping community.
      • Act as a resource to educate new beekeepers and participate in bee research and outreach.