Ever thought about becoming a beekeeper? Then the Beekeeping 101 Course is right for you!
Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby. By caring for bees, you develop a strong bond with your colony and a deeper connection with nature. To top it off, you get to harvest your very own honey.
This eLearning course is designed to provide beginner beekeepers with the information and tools needed to begin their beekeeping journey.
With over 1.5 hours of video footage, you’ll be off to a flying start!
What will I learn?
You’ll learn about the vital role bees play in the ecosystem, and discover different types of bees, the jobs in a beehive, and other interesting facts about bees.
You’ll know the equipment and tools you’ll need to begin, the types of beehives, positioning your hive, and how to choose your honey bee colony.
We’ll explain how to care for your bees, including how to complete regular checks and what to look for. We’ll explore ways to create a bee-friendly garden to help your hive thrive.
You’ll discover how to harvest honeycomb and spin it to create honey.
We’ll also touch on the problems you may come across and how to deal with them to keep your hive healthy.
We’ll share podcasts, documentaries and books where you can learn more about bees and beekeeping, as well as other ways you can help save the bees.
How was this course developed?
We worked closely with Founder of Save the Bees Australia, Simon Mulvany, to design and develop the Beekeeping 101 Course.
The course includes video demonstrations of beekeeping tasks, including how to inspect your hive, harvest honeycomb and extract honey.
A variety of interactive elements and quizzes will keep you engaged and wanting more.
How does beekeeping help to save the bees?
We all share a common issue: no bees = no life.
Bees and humanity face a major challenge from insecticides, herbicides, industrial-scale monoculture food farming and habitat fragmentation.
As a result, world bee populations are declining.
By becoming a beekeeper, your bees will help to raise bee populations and in turn, support pollination and food production for both humans and animals.
About Save the Bees Australia
Simon Mulvany established the organisation in 2014, as a rescue mission to re-home honey bee infestations and save them from extermination. Since then the organisation has saved over 400 colonies and has evolved to become the voice of bees Australia-wide.
A portion of revenue from Beekeeping 101 goes to Save the Bees Australia to help advocate for bees.