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Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES)

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Courses are a la carte and unlimited access for 30 days

BEES is an online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet based and open to the public. The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of difficulty (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry).

Information and enrollment



All 3 ‘Beginner’ courses bundled (BEES 1.00)

$105    only $84  (20% discount)



(under development)

  • Honey bees of the world
  • Bee botany
  • Other stinging insects
  • Tools of the trade
  • Colony collapse disorder
  • Crop pollination
  • Honey and hive products
  • Honey labeling


‘Advanced’ Queen Biology & Management bundle (BEES 2.00.01)


Queens and mating; Queen rearing; Honey bee stocks

(3 mini-courses, 13 lectures, 3.57 hours of content)

$105    only $84  (20% discount)



‘Advanced’ Colony Health bundle (BEES 2.00.02)


Pathogens, Parasites, Pests, and Problems; Varroa Mite IPM; Knowing about Pesticides

(3 mini-courses, 11 lectures, 3.50 hours of content)

$105    only $84  (20% discount)


Only $35 per course!

($24.45 plus $10.56 overhead)

Enrollment is a la carte; you can pick and choose exactly which courses you want! There are no mandates or pre-requisites for taking any BEES course (you do not have to take one in order to take another).

  • No prior experience necessary (or special equipment)
  • Pick and choose individual topics / courses
  • Learn at your own pace (30-day access, although majority of participants finish within the first week)

Want more information on each course? Click on each course name above, or log in and learn more on the REPORTER registration system and secure online credit card payment processing.

Course prices for each individual student. If shown to large audiences, there are opportunities for discounts! Email us for inquiries. Proceeds support the NC State Apiculture Program and our various research and extension endeavors.

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