Online Beekeeping Classes

For non-locals there are now TWO online beekeeping classes available to stream. Both classes focuses on practical, natural beekeeping methods and philosophies. With a focus on what is best for the bees, not the beekeeper! First, get your feet wet with an online version of the popular Intro to Beekeeping class. Then, dive even deeper with the an online class all about hive inspections!



If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory class for you. The class is designed for absolute beginners so, no prerequisite knowledge is required You can start watching it even if you know absolutely nothing about bees and by the time you finish, you’ll be ready to get started with your own backyard beehive! Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey will teach you: how the honey bee lives, discuss different hive designs, what tools to buy, how to place your hive, how to acquire bees, honey harvesting methods, and common hive pests. Plus, tons of practical information about how to be successful as a beekeeper, what to look for during inspections and how to avoid common mistakes.

This class will focus on natural beekeeping practices which are often the opposite of what is presented in most beekeeping books. So, even if you have read a few books, taken some other classes or already started keeping bees, this class still has tons to offer. The combination of lecture-style still images and fascinating footage alongside Hilary’s entertaining narration will keep you engaged and learning. With unlimited streaming, you can watch it as many times as you want! Click here to get started!


This is the second class in Girl Next Door Honey’s beekeeping series and it is designed to get you comfortable working your bees! Hilary takes you through everything you need to know about hive inspections including: properly suiting up, how to gently handle the bees, what to look for, how to find the queen, how to prevent swarming, how to fix cross-comb and more. This class is suitable for Flow Hive users and includes a special section for Flow Hive beekeepers.

Hive Inspection Class from Girl Next Door Honey on Vimeo.