TheBeekeeper.org

Beginner Beekeeping
Online Course


Expert-led advice on getting your first hive started. Any time, any device.

TheBeekeeper.org

Beginner Beekeeping Online Course

Expert-led advice on getting your first hive started. Any time, any device.

There’s lots to learn when you start out beekeeping!

The first year is crucial - and with so much conflicting advice available online, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

So, in conjunction with the world's experts, we’ve created TheBeekeeper.org

It lets you fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.  

PLUS: 50% of profits go towards bee-friendly projects and habitat regeneration initiatives around the world

The first year is crucial - and with so much conflicting advice available online, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

So, in conjunction with the world's experts, we’ve created TheBeekeeper.org

It lets you fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.  

PLUS: 50% of profits go towards bee-friendly projects and habitat regeneration initiatives around the world.

At last...

The beekeeping knowledge
you need, all in one place!

Enjoy a streamlined learning process with HD video content to guide you through the amazing world of bees.

Avoid trawling through endless forums and videos to find the information you require at each stage of your beekeeping journey.

Featuring the world's experts

The course includes content from many leading figures in bees and beekeeping from around the world.

They cover everything that you need to understand in order to be successful.

Experts also feature in live video Q&A sessions.

Your membership helps
to protect pollinators

The bees need our help!

These tiny creatures are vital to our food supply and the health of the natural world that we all depend on.

That's why 50% of profits from this site are donated to projects focused on habitat regeneration and advocacy for pollinators.

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JOURNEY TODAY

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Sample Videos

Some examples of what's available when you sign up:

Free Sample Video #1:
The Secret Life of Bees

Free Sample Video #2:
Foundationless Beekeeping

Course Video:
Don't Make This Mistake!

Course Video:
How To Find The Queen

"It's amazed me how easy it is… Watching videos so that you can actually give yourself the confidence to be able to take the steps that you do in beekeeping.
Knowing what to look out for, knowing how to keep a happy hive.
I think the whole system, every part of it so far has been about ease and about making beekeeping a really enjoyable experience."

Johanna Griggs
TV Presenter & Beekeeper

“Having the ability to specifically dial down what your issue is and find it online is going to help you enormously.”

Peter McCoy
Beekeeper at Omaroo Coffee

“You can do it at your own pace. It's like having a teacher available 24/7."

Janene Price
Beekeeper at Harvest Newrybar / Love to Grow

Features

HD video

Get high-definition instructional videos, streamed to any device.

Learn from the best

Draw on the knowledge of the world's leading bee experts.

Live video Q&A

Get your questions answered by the experts.

Helping the bees!

Your membership helps to protect pollinators.

Practical Tutorials

Quickly gain the skills you need to become a confident beekeeper.

Text summaries

Learn more easily with bullet point lesson synopses.

Optional assessments

Solidify your knowledge with our fun quizzes.

Handy downloads

Access useful resources to assist in your beekeeping journey.

GET STARTED WITH A FREE TRIAL

It's so much easier when you've got a helping hand!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my membership give me?

You'll get:

  • Immediate access to our first 12 beginner beekeeping lessons (focused on Flow Hive and Langstroth style beekeeping).
    After the 30-day free trial period ends, a new lesson is released on average every 11 days.
    Annual subscribers have the option of getting access to all lessons as soon as they're released.
  • High-definition videos from beekeeping experts around the world.
  • The ability to log in and view course content at any time using your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
  • Handy text summaries and useful downloads.
  • Regular emails directing you to specific course content (unsubscribe any time).
  • Optional assessment quizzes to help solidify your learning.
  • We’ll notify you when live video Q&A sessions with experts are taking place.
 

How long is my free trial period?

The free trial period lasts for 30 days.
The site will prompt you to enter payment information in order to sign up for your free trial period. You will need to enter either a valid credit card or PayPal account. You will not be charged at the time of sign up. After your free trial period expires you will be billed monthly/yearly.

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes - no contract, no cancellation fees, no commitment.
It's easy to cancel online anytime, and if you do so you will not be billed again at the end of your current billing cycle (ie: monthly/yearly).

What does the course consist of?

Content is delivered in sequential blocks.

We start with the absolute basics and over time progress through more in-depth material.

The following is a list of lesson titles to give you a sense of what the curriculum includes. (NB: Not all of these are confirmed yet, actual course content is subject to change.):

 

  • Secret Life of Bees: The Beehive
  • Tips & Tricks Before You Get Your Bees
  • Where To Put Your Hive - Save Yourself Some Pain!
  • Getting Broody - Frames & Comb
  • Four Ways To Get Bees
  • Your First Brood Inspection
  • Watch & Learn
  • Secret Life Of Bees: Lifecycle Of A Bee
  • Don't Do This!
  • Bee Evolution & Genetics
  • Her Royal Highness - How & Why To Find The Queen
  • Swarm Management
  • Queenlessness
  • The Beekeeping Year - An Overview
  • Secret Life Of Bees: The Magic Of Pollination
  • Hive Health: Is That Normal Or Not?
  • Hive Health: Varroa Monitoring & Management
  • Pollinator Conservation
  • Hive Health: Troubleshooting Hive Problems
  • Secret Life Of Bees: The Waggle Dance
  • The Beekeeping Year: Supering Your Hive
  • The Beekeeping Year: Nutrition & Feeding
  • Secret Life Of Bees: Nectar - From Flower To Honey
  • The Beekeeping Year: Summer - Sweet Rewards
  • Hive Health: How To Help A Weak Hive
  • The Medicinal Properties Of Honey
  • Hive Health: Small Hive Beetle
  • The Beekeeping Year: Autumn Packdown & Overwintering
  • Hive Health: AFB & EFB
  • Native Bees
  • Moving A Hive
  • Hive Health: Wax Moth
  • Propolis
  • Record Keeping & Data
  • Dealing With Cross Comb
  • Bee Intelligence
  • Products From The Hive: Beeswax
  • Hive Health: Chalkbrood
  • Creamed Honey
  • Secret Life Of Bees: Bee Bread
  • Products From The Hive: Pollen
  • Hive Health: Nosema
  • Bees & Math
  • Stop Thief! Robber Bees
  • The Art & Science of Beekeeping
  • When & Whether To Add A Second Brood Box
  • How to Mark Your Queen
  • Marketing & Selling Honey
  • Products From The Hive: Mead
  • Secret Life Of Bees: when You've Got A Job To Do
  • Climate Change & Bees
  • Practical Feeding Advice
  • Colony Collapse Disorder
  • Products From The Hive: Comb Honey
  • Beekeeping In The Tropics
  • What A Bee Sees
  • How Bees Navigate
    • ...Plus more to come!

 

Which regions does the course content cover?

The course content is suitable for a wide variety of regions and climates. Most of the featured experts are based in the USA and Australia. We will be covering advice for overwintering in cold climates as well as ways to help your bees in very hot climates.

Who are the expert presenters?

Currently the list of featured experts includes:

  • Kirsten S. Traynor, PhD - Fulbright Fellow, editor: Two Million Blossoms
  • Michael Bush - Author: Practical Beekeeping I-III
  • Professor Marla Spivak - University of Minnesota, MacArthur Fellow
  • Hilary Kearney - Girl Next Door Honey
  • Professor Dave Goulson - University of Sussex
  • Randy Oliver - ScientificBeekeeping.com
  • Professor Madeleine Beekman - University of Sydney
  • Professor Ben Oldroyd - University of Sydney
  • Dr. Nural Cokcetin - ithree Institute, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich - The Best Bees Company
  • Doug Purdie - The Urban Beehive
  • Dr. Judy Wu-Smart - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Dr. Andrew Barron - Macquarie University
  • Dr. Jamie Ellis - University of Florida
  • Professor James Wilkes - Appalachian State University
  • Sam Droege - USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program
  • Frederick Dunn - Beekeeping Educator
  • Liz Frost - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
  • Mark Page - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
  • Megan Halcroft - Founder: Australian Native Pollinator Week
  • Lars Fischer & Zofus Knudsen - 1st Place - World Honey Awards - Apimondia Congress 2015  
  • James Dorey - Photographer & author: Bees of Australia - A Photographic Exploration
  • Stuart Anderson - Flow Hive
  • Cedar Anderson - Flow Hive
  • ...and more to come!

Who do you donate to?

TheBeekeeper.org's mission is to protect bees and pollinators, and to celebrate the vital role they play in our natural world.
We do this by:

  • Gathering the knowledge of the world’s experts;
  • Providing high-quality beekeeping education;
  • Donating to projects/organisations that support habitat regeneration and advocacy for pollinators.


TheBeekeeper.org is an initiative of Cedar & Stu's company BeeInventive Pty Ltd, a certified B Corp.
Projects that BeeInventive is supporting in 2019 include the Bee Friendly Farming Project by Pollinator Partnership, the Green Carpenter Bee Conservation Project in conjunction with Wheen Bee Foundation, and more.

How do I cancel my subscription?

If you subscribed with a debit or credit card:

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on your Avatar in the top right of the page.
  • Select Settings from the dropdown.
  • Click Billing Info in the top right of the page.
  • Select the Cancel button.

 

Or, if you subscribed with PayPal:

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on your Avatar in the top right of the page.
  • Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  • Click Billing Info in the top right of the page.
  • Select Manage Subscription in Paypal.

You will then be redirected to your PayPal account in the Payments tab. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to log in to your PayPal account.

  • Click Payments in the top menu.
  • Select Manage automatic payments under the "Automatic payments" section.
  • Select Beeinventive Pty Ltd in the left sidebar.
  • Click the Cancel button.
  • Confirm your wish to cancel and click Cancel Automatic Payments.

 

Alternatively, you can contact us and let us know that you would like to cancel your membership.

  • How it Works
  • How Flow Frames Work
  • Timber - Paulownia
  • Flow Frames - BPA/BPS Free
  • New to Beekeeping
  • Safety Instructions

Our invention - the biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years - was originally launched in 2015 through a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.

“This has all come about because of our love for the bees and an acknowledgement of how important they are, not only to the food we eat, but to all life on Earth.”
- Stuart Anderson

“If we look after the bees, they’ll look after us. And the honey really is an amazing bonus.”
- Cedar Anderson

It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping.
However, extracting honey from a conventional hive used to be a real labor of love...

It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving special equipment and lots of squashed bees.

Not anymore!

After a decade of tinkering, my dad Stu and I invented the beekeeper’s dream – the Flow Hive.

It makes harvesting honey as simple as turning a tap and watching as up to 3kg of pure fresh honey pours out into your jar from each Flow Frame. And because it’s completely unprocessed, it tastes amazingly good!

Crafted from sustainably grown, FSC certified, super lightweight, and durable, paulownia wood, using precision laser manufacturing.

Paulownia often gets compared to the lightweight yet strong properties of cedar.

It’s a great timber source, as it grows to harvest in as little as 5 years, making it an icon for sustainability.

Which is what bees are all about.  

To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

Read more about sealing your product here.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.

 

Made in Australia from durable, highest quality food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

We have worked hard to ensure that our Flow Frames are manufactured from the very best food grade materials.

To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

Read more about sealing your product here.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.


New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

Great - the world needs more people caring for the bees!

Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!

We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.

Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:

Getting Started - What You Need To Know – A handy interactive guide explaining the basics of beekeeping.

Beginner Beekeeping Video Series – This great series is free to watch, anytime at your leisure. Whether you are a newbee or an experienced beekeeper wanting to refresh your skills, our beginner beekeeping series has handy tips and information to get started on your beekeeping journey with confidence.

Regular Q & A 'Facebook Live' events – Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.

Support from our awesome team – Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.
EmailPhoneLive chat

FAQ – Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.

Community Forum – Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!


Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.

Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings, but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung.

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

Attending a beekeeping course usually costs upwards of $300...

TheBeekeeper.org content can be accessed from the comfort of home!

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