Online Beekeeping Course

Learn how to become a confident Backyard Beekeeper today by joining our Online Academy & Live Classes.


Online Beekeeping Course

Learn how to become a confident Backyard Beekeeper today by joining our Online Academy & Live Classes.


It’s the perfect program for you if you’re new to beekeeping and keen to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. You’ll receive step-by-step knowledge, tips and techniques when and as you need them throughout your beekeeping season.

Build up your skills and confidence as a Beginner Backyard Beekeeper knowing you have the support of our team and access to a community of Beekeepers to back you up! 

Join our Beekeeping Apprentice Online Beekeeping Course Program today for a $290 once-off value-packed enrolment fee for the entire 12 months then rest assured you’ll be more successful and have more fun with your beekeeping for the year ahead.


Live Online Course

17 Classes taught live & recorded

Over 30+ convenient

Video-Based Lessons

Plus Bonus
Checklists & Downloadable Guides

Beginner Beekeeping
Support & Mentoring

Private Online Mentoring & Virtual Inspections
Priority Individual Beekeeper Support Phone Hotline

Over 30+ convenient
Video-Based Lessons, Checklists and Downloadable Guides including…

  • Discover the life cycle of the honey bee
  • Download Hive Inspection Checklists and Record-Keeping Templates
  • A guide to creating a bee-friendly garden 
  • Honey Harvesting Tutorials 
  • Learn how to recognise common pests and diseases 
  • Get educated on your Biosecurity requirements as a Beekeeper 
  • Learn how to manage aggressive bees 
  • Discover what requeening is, how to do it, and when to do it 
  • Learn how to prepare your colony for Winter 
  • Best practices for feeding your bees
  • Plus much more!
Live Online Class Schedule 2022
Thurs 1st Sept 2022 6:30pm
Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping
Sun 11th Sept 2022 6:30pm
Beekeeping Equipment & different Hive Styles
Thurs 15th Sept 2022 6:30pm
Locating your Hive & Hive Setup
Sun 25th Sept 2022 6:30pm
Three Types Of Honey Bees & The Life-cycle Of A Honey Bee
Thurs 29th Sept 2022 6:30pm
Hive Inspections - Part 1 - Identifying Elements of a Beehive + Important Observations
Sun 9th Oct 2022 6:30pm
Hive Inspections - Part 2 - Hive Inspection Process & Hive Inspection Demonstration
Thurs 13th Oct 2022 6:30pm
Swarm Management (Prevention)
Sun 23rd Oct 2022 6:30pm
Bee Biosecurity (Pests & Diseases)
Thurs 27th Oct 2022 6:30pm
Bee Friendly Gardens
Sun 6th Nov 2022 6:30pm
Requeening Hives
Thur 10th Nov 2022 6:30pm
Common Problems - Bees Swarming & Catching a Swarm
Sun 20th Nov 2022 6:30pm
Common Problems - Poor Temperament / Aggressive Bees
Thur 24th Nov 2022 6:30pm
Honey Harvesting Flow Hives
Sun 4th Dec 2022 6:30pm
Honey Harvesting - Traditional Langstroth Hive including Honeycomb
Thurs 8th Dec 2022 6:30pm
Common Problems - Starvation / Feeding Bees
Sun 18th Dec 2022 6:30pm
Sun 22nd Dec 2022 6:30pm
Behind the Scenes of our Unique Beekeeping Business

Get the Support You Need

Build up your skills and confidence as a Beginner Backyard Beekeeper knowing you have the support of our team and access to a community of Beekeepers to back you up!

  • Online Beginner Beekeeper Support & Mentoring
    • Schedule up to 2 x Private Online Mentoring & Virtual Inspection Sessions per Annum where Nathan will work with you one-on-one to further boost your confidence, and ensure your questions are answered and your colony of bees remains strong and healthy.

  • Get Access to our Priority Individual Beekeeper Support Hotline (Phone Support)
Meet your Instructor:

Nathan Stewart

For me, beekeeping has been a bit of a ‘hobby gone wild’. 

As a former digital marketing executive, I found the tranquillity of observing bees at work to be deeply relaxing. But after buying my very first colony I quickly realised there was a lot more to learn about beekeeping than I initially anticipated. 

My thirst for knowledge grew by the day as I became increasingly ‘addicted’ to Beekeeping. But what I found was it was difficult to access the information I needed in just one location online. On top of that, the info that I could find wasn’t easily consumable in my limited free time.

That’s what gave me the idea for Beekeeping Apprentice - I wanted to create an online hub where new beekeepers could go to get the information they need, when they need it. 

I’ve structured the content in such a way that it’s easy to consume, and drip-fed out in a logical manner. No, overwhelm! 

I’ve spent almost 10 years as a Full-time Professional Beekeeper based in Doreen, Victoria. On top of Beekeeping Apprentice I also run Live Beginner Beekeeping Workshops, mentor new beekeepers locally, sell nucleus colonies and even have my own brand of honey; Maya’Xala Honey.  

I’d be thrilled to welcome you into our online beekeeping course and guide you along your beekeeping journey.

Recent Reviews

Graeme Stuchbery
We were given the bee keeping tour as a gift and loved every minute of it. Our host Nathan was very informative and friendly, a great beginners introduction to bee keeping. We are now looking forward to starting our own bee hive.

Mathew Mclardy
Nathan Is very committed to the bees and it rubs off in his work with them. Would definitely recommend. Very generous, kind and let’s you know what you need to know as a beginner without flooding you with too much information to over complicate things. Was very nervous at the start but end result was very enjoyable experience.

Tom Goldner
I just had the best day! Nathan delivered a beautiful, healthy Nuc and gave me my first hands on bee 🐝 experience. I’d recommend this to anybody starting a hive. I feel comfortable and like I have great information thanks to Nathan. Cheers!

Rosemary Dean
We purchased our Nuc hive from Nathan. The time between order and receipt gave us a chance to prepare the site and get some background information. Nathan was fantastic, any queries were responded to. We picked the hive up on Sunday and moved them into the 8 frame box the following Wednesday. The bees are expanding into the empty frames and are very busy and active. I recommend Beehivesforsale to anyone contemplating setting up hives, for both service and the quality of the bees. Thank you Nathan.

Nathan is excellent. We were very impressed with his knowledge and continued support throughout purchasing the bees and aftersales advice and encouragement with transferring the nuc and caring for our bees. Thank you Nathan! Legend..!

Eva Fonnes
My 12 year old son and I purchased a nuc and mentoring session from Nathan, and we are both really impressed and grateful. Nathan is an excellent and very knowledgable teacher, and a really nice guy as well.He answered all of our questions, helped us set up the hive and we now feel really confident that we can look after our bees well. Setting up the beehive was past of my sons school project, and Nathan was very happy to let him take the lead. Thanks a lot Nathan, this has been a really great experience.

We look forward to sharing with you our experience and helping you get started in beekeeping confidently as a backyard or beginner beekeeper.