Beekeeping Courses for Beginners

Learn how to become a confident backyard urban Beekeeper.

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Beekeeping Course Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the world of a Beekeeper for a day at one of our Live Beginner Beekeeper Workshops. Get all your questions answered by local beekeeping experts. Learn all the foundational knowledge and practical tips to grow your confidence and enjoyment of beekeeping as a hobby. Join us in person at the beautiful Rivers of Yarrambat (26km NE of Melbourne) for this enjoyable and relaxed Beginner Beekeeping Course. Bookings are Essential well in advance as we always sell out. We do offer Gift Certificates if you are looking for a unique present.

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Online Beekeeping Course & Mentoring

A Complete, All-In-One-Place online Beekeeping Training Program. Ideal for new Beekeepers around the globe eager to learn beekeeping at their own pace in the comfort of their own home.

Looking to build up your skills and confidence in Beekeeping quickly? Beekeeping Apprentice is a growing collection of easy to follow online Beekeeping Courses for Beginners.

Need ongoing help? Join our vibrant and supportive online community of Beekeepers sharing insights and their passion for Beekeeping.

Includes Online live Masterclass Lessons and Q&A with experienced Beekeepers, Group Guided Challenges, Downloadable Cheat Sheets & Step-by-Step Guides, Buyers Guides & Product Reviews, Member Perks and much more.

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My Beekeeping Journey

My Beekeeping Journey

Hello, I’m Nathan, a backyard urban Beekeeper that has grown to have 7 separate apiaries with around 50 hives. I’m based in the far northern suburbs of Melbourne Australia at a place called Doreen and have hives in small suburban backyards, a local nursery & wellness centre, on large rural properties and even on the roof of a garage all within my local area. I live in Doreen with my Partner, Candice and my two Sons, Kai and Levi.

My Beekeeping Journey
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Meet Scott

Scott shares two years of beekeeping experiences in Hurstbridge Victoria Australia. He discusses why he recommends beginner beekeepers buy a nucleus of bees over catching swarms and as a Carpenter and Furniture maker, he decorated his Langstroth Hive and built a 32 frame Horizontal Langstroth in his workshop.

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Meet Mick

Hear Mick Wilmott, discussing his experience in getting into beekeeping on a Rooftop Terrace in the centre of Melbourne's CBD.

See how Urban Rooftop Beekeeping is not only possible but has had a positive impact on our ecosystem.

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Meet Krissy

Krissy is a Backyard Beekeeper, based in Wallan, Victoria Australia. She has enjoyed working with Nathan Stewart and Beekeeping Apprentice as she built her confidence, setup her flow hive, installed a strong colony of bees and harvested loads of honey all in her first year of beekeeping!

Watch her share her experience here.

Join a community of over 25,000 Beekeepers Worldwide

Saving the planet, protecting the bee population or just an excuse to harvest your own honey. Learn why so many people taking up urban beekeeping.

Normally associated with the countryside, beekeeping in built-up areas has boomed in popularity over the past ten years. It's now happening in suburban back gardens, on rooftops and on rural properties all across the globe.

Your friends may be doing it. Your neighbours could even be at it too. 

We have helped a global community of over 25,000 beekeepers to learn and gain confidence with our online courses from places like Australia, USA, New Zealand, UK, Thailand and South Africa.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land we call home, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay my respect to the Elders - past, present and emerging.

Online Workshop Recorded Live (Free)

Watch as experienced Beekeepers walk you through some of the key insights you'll want to know during your first 90 days as a Beekeeper. Make progress faster as Nathan shares his own experiences and a step-by-step program to help you become a confident Beekeeper!

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Where Beginner and Backyard Urban Beekeepers Buy their Bees

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Local Honey Label & Guided Beehive Tours 

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