Learn beekeeping online
And finally start that hobby you've been dreaming about.
Have you ever stood in front of a hive and watched the bees come and go?
Witnessed a baby bee hatch from her cell?
Or tasted honey fresh from the hive?
Beekeeping is an amazing hobby,
Beekeeping is also one of
the hardest hobbies to get into.
- The honey bee world is complex
- There's variables like your climate zone & the seasons.
- And freezing cold winters and hot summers.
There are many tasks the beekeeper does.
As a beekeeper, you need to know when to do what.
Because there's so much to learn,
most people put off beekeeping for years, even decades.
What if beekeeping was explained to you in a way that made sense?
And everything you needed to learn, was all in one spot, ready for you to access?
Everything You Need to Know
Learn how to get started and take care of your bees. All compiled into one class for quick & easy access.
At Home At Your Pace
Watch & rewatch the lessons as many times as you need to from any device with internet access.
for the Backyard Beekeeper
Not just the technical stuff. Included are tons of tips for the beekeeper doing this on a small scale at home.
Are you ready?
Beekeeping for Beginners
a Comprehensive, Online Course for Backyard Beekeepers
How It Works
Purchase the Class
Click any "Buy Now" button to purchase the class.
Create an Account
You'll create a username & password.
Your class will appear & you can start learning!
Meet Your Mentor
We'll email you to monthly to see how you're doing.
What Our Students Are Saying
Over 250 students have enrolled in our classes this year.
Your bee class is amazing!
The hive inspection section is something I desperately needed. I've been able to identify the queen, eggs, larvae and pupae! Just being able to do that will improve my beekeeping drastically."
Informative, relational lessons
"Very informative, relational lessons. I love that I can go back and watch them again and again because it covers pros and cons of multiple recommendations without bias."
Jim & Sandy, Hawaii
We now have 5 hives!
"We loved the classes. We now have five hives and feel comfortable taking care of them. Our bees are doing great. Laryssa makes you feel comfortable and is very knowledgeable. She is quick to answer if you have a question or concern."
Celine, New Hampshire
"Excellent! Knowledge of material was thorough and pleasant. Added bonus! Laryssa responds to all questions and is very kind and patient. Highly recommend."
There's nothing quite like it...
What's Inside Beekeeping for Beginners
Bees & the Hive
Get ready to be amazed by bees & how the hive works!
In this chapter you'll learn all about:
- THE HIVE
- THE WORKER BEE
- THE QUEEN BEE
- A DRONE'S LIFE
Preparing for the Bees
Having the right set up is essential for avoiding issues when your bees arrive.
In this chapter, you'll learn about:
- EQUIPMENT FOR A LANGSTROTH HIVE
- FINDING THE PERFECT LOCATION
- WHAT TO EXPECT
Inspecting a hive is a skill that will lay the foundation for every other task you will have to do as a beekeeper.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to:
- INDENTIFY WHAT'S INSIDE A BEEHIVE
- BUY & INSTALL BEES
- INSPECT A HIVE
- CARE FOR BEES THROUGH THE SEASONS
How to deal with varroa mites is the #1 most talked about subject among beekeepers.
Let's break it down so you know what to do and when to do it.
In this chapter you'll learn about:
- THE VARROA MITE, SMALL HIVE BEETLE & WAX MOTH
- PREVENTING INFESTATIONS NATURALLY
- GETTING RID OF INFESTATIONS
How to Harvest Honey
The best part - tasting honey from your own bees!
In this chapter I show you how to:
- USE AN EXTRACTOR
- HARVEST USING THE CRUSH & STRAIN METHOD
- STORE & BOTTLE
Advanced Beekeeping Strategies
Once you're more comfortable around the bees, let's dive into more advanced techniques.
In this chapter you'll learn how to:
- PREVENT SWARMING
- BREED YOUR OWN QUEEN
- GROW YOUR APIARY
- PROBLEM SOLVE
This is a step-by-step guide to what the beekeeper does to prepare their bees for the Winter.
In this chapter you'll learn how to:
- PREPARE YOUR HIVE FOR WINTER IN COLD CLIMATES
- PREVENT INFESTATIONS OVER WINTER IN WARM CLIMATES
- TOP OVERWINTERING MISTAKES
Plus! Our unique mentorship program
You won't know how to solve every problem your first year, no matter how many classes you take...
But with an experienced beekeeper to go to for help, getting started won't be so stressful and confusing.
Preview a Lesson from Our Beekeeping Course
We enjoyed your class & learned so much
The class made me feel comfortable and prepared to keep bees. I can’t wait to purchase some nucs!"
Very in depth!
"Was very in depth class and I learned a lot! I really enjoyed how interactive the class was. If you're thinking about beekeeping or want to know more I highly recommend!!"
We are a beekeeper family & the course helped everyone get involved
and know what is happening. It is easy to understand but still explains the whole complexity of the bee world. Thank you for all you do for the bee world. Your newsletter, emails, and blog posts are awesome!"
Not just full of useful information, but fun to take
"I enjoyed the course bc it was not only filled with a lot of useful information, it was enjoyable to take. I enjoyed watching the lessons. Laryssa was funny and sweet, you could tell she was truly genuine in teaching and wants to help you be successful. I also liked that in every chapter she would recommend a book, documentary or movie on beekeeping."
Amy, New Mexico
Loved it! I've been a beekeeper for several years...
"Loved it! I've been a bee keeper for several years, but am always looking for more information. This was very informative and helpful!"
Would recommend to any new bee
"The class was well structured and informative. Would recommend to any new bee. Class was helpful in many ways. Thank you!"
Take complex content & provides organized, user-friendly lessons
"I highly recommend the Beekeeping Made Simple beginner beekeeping courses! Laryssa takes complex and abundant content and provides organized, user-friendly lessons that are enjoyable. I really loved the handouts and suggestions for continued learning! Laryssa is super communicative and helpful as well if you reach out.
Here's what you get when you join Beekeeping for Beginners:
- Forever access to the entire course. Start learning immediately from any device.
- 5 hours of entertaining, instructional video lessons.
- 8 Chapters that teach you about bees and how to care for your hive through the seasons & over the years.
- Guides, Checklists & Quizzes - Equipment diagram, Location checklist, Cooking with Honey conversion chart, Planting for Bees guide, Hive Inspection sheet and quizzes.
Plus 2 free bonuses!
The Ultimate Flow Hive Guide
In this guide I tell you what the Flow company doesn't talk about. Including:
- A $5 trick so that you can save even more time harvesting.
- How to set up a Flow Hive for cold climates & to prevent swarming.
- Tips and tricks to harvesting.
I also talk about the pros & cons of this hive, without bias or anything to gain, for people considering purchasing it.
Saving the Bees, One Backyard at a Time
None of us are in this for the money. We do this because we love bees!
Be an ambassador for the bees & create an environment where they can thrive. In this guide, you'll learn:
- How to plant for bees
- Alternatives to spraying herbicides
- Ways to educate others about bees
- Bee hotels & other ways to help pollinators
Don't want the mentorship?
If you don’t want, or need, mentorship, there's also a basic version of the course.
You still get all 8 chapters of content plus the downloads and guides.
But you won’t get the mentorship, access to our monthly webinars, or access to our private Facebook group.