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No Confusing Terminology

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Made For the Beginner Backyard Beekeeper

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Mentors are great, but people get busy. 

We are always here to answer questions. After all, that's part of the class fee.

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Here's what you get when you join Beekeeping for Beginners:

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  • 5 hours of entertaining, instructional video lessons;
  • Mentorship with your instructor;
  • Guides, Checklists & Quizzes - Equipment diagram, Location checklist, Cooking with Honey¬†conversion chart, Planting for Bees guide,¬†Hive Inspection sheet and quizzes.
  • Certificate of Completion;
  • Live monthly chats.
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We'll email you to introduce ourselves. From there, you can email us anytime with a question.

What Our Students Are Saying

John, Texas

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."

 
 
Angela, Wisconsin

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."

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Celine, New Hampshire

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"Excellent! Knowledge of material was thorough and pleasant. Added bonus! Laryssa responds to all questions and is very kind and patient. Highly recommend."

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What's Inside Beekeeping for Beginners

CHAPTER 1

Bees & the Hive

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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
CHAPTER 2

Preparing for the Bees

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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
CHAPTER 3

Beekeeping Basics

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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
CHAPTER 4

Pest Management

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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 
CHAPTER 5

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
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CHAPTER 6

Advanced Beekeeping Strategies

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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
CHAPTER 7

Overwintering Success

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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

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Success Stories

Joyce, Hawaii

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!"

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David, Connecticut

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!!"

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Melanie, Samoa

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!"

Tehani, Hawaii

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!"

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Marvin, Nevada

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!"

Lindsay, Arizona

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.

Plus 2 free bonuses!

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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¬†when¬† 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
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Content Delivered Sequentially

  • Bees & the Hive
  • Setting Up for Success
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Pest Management
  • Honey Harvesting
  • Advanced Beekeeping
  • Overwintering
  • Saving the Bees BONUS
  • Flow Hive BONUS
  • Mentorship
  • Live Monthly Webinars About Seasonal Topics
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  • Bees & the Hive
  • Setting Up for Success
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Pest Management
  • Honey Harvesting
  • Advanced Beekeeping
  • Overwintering
  • Saving the Bees¬†BONUS
  • Flow Hive BONUS
  • Mentorship
  • Live Monthly Webinars About Seasonal Topics
  • Certificate of Completion
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  • Bees & the Hive
  • Setting Up for Success
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Pest Management
  • Honey Harvesting
  • Advanced Beekeeping
  • Overwintering
  • Saving the Bees¬†BONUS
  • Flow Hive BONUS
  • Unlimited Mentorship
  • Live Monthly Webinars About Seasonal Topics
  • Certificate of Completion
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