Beekeeping Courses for Beginners

Learn how to become a confident backyard urban Beekeeper.

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Live Beekeeping Workshop

(in-person course in Melbourne)

Immerse yourself in the world of a Beekeeper for a day at one of our Live Beginner Beekeeper Workshops. This is your chance to step into a bee suit and immerse yourself in the world of a Beekeeper for a day. Get all your questions answered by local beekeeping experts and learn all the foundational knowledge you’ll need to grow your beekeeping practice. Our event dates have been rescheduled to be run in line with Covid Restrictions once our 80% Vaccination Target has been reached. Join us at the beautiful Rivers of Yarrambat (26km NE of Melbourne) for this enjoyable and relaxed Beginner Beekeeping Course. Bookings are Essential (especially given our smaller group sizes this year) well in advance as we always sell out. We do offer Gift Certificates if you are looking for a unique Christmas Present.

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Online Beekeeping Courses

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.

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Online Beekeeping Club & Mentoring

Online Beekeeping Academy & Mentoring

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.

Register your Interest

Enrolments to our Online Beekeeping Courses and Online Beekeeping Academy are not currently open, but we want to help you get started confidently in beekeeping straight away. 

Get on the waitlist now and be the FIRST to know when we re-open. You’ll also get helpful video guides via email on things to consider immediately to get yourself setup and ready to go.

My Beekeeping Journey

Hello, I’m Nathan, a backyard urban Beekeeper that has grown to have 7 separate apiaries with around 40-50 hives. I’m based in 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
My Beekeeping Journey
Case Study:

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.

Case Study:

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.

Case Study:

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

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land I call home, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I 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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Beehives for Sale

Where Beginner and Backyard Urban Beekeepers Buy their Bees

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MayaXala Honey

Local Honey Label & Guided Beehive Tours 

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