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Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES)

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).

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Only $35 per course!

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)

THERE’S A TON TO LEARN! (11 COURSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE with more to come)

BIOLOGY MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY
BEGINNER COURSES BASIC HONEY BEE BIOLOGY AND LIFE HISTORY INTRO TO BEEKEEPING AND HIVE MANAGEMENT IMPORTANCE OF BEES AND BEEKEEPING TO SOCIETY
ADVANCED COURSES

(under development)

  • Honey Bee Anatomy
  • Queens and Mating
  • Foraging Biology
  • Parasites, Pathogens, Pests and Problems
  • Varroa Mite IPM
  • Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding
  • Africanized Bees
  • History of Beekeeping

Want more information on each course? Click on each course name above, or log in and learn more on the REPORTER registration system.

If shown to large audiences, there are opportunities for discounts! All proceeds go directly to support the NC State Apiculture Program and our various research and extension endeavors.

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