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Become a Backyard Beekeeper

Backyard Beekeeping!  A fun and interesting hobby that lasts a lifetime.  This is our flagship offering.  Everything an aspiring beekeeper (with no experience) needs to become a beekeeper for life.  1) the equipment and gear for your first season  2) your live honeybees with mated queen delivered in the spring  3) instruction/tutorials  4) live support throughout the season.

Everything is included . . . equipment/gear, bees, instruction, and support all in a single package.  100% satisfaction guarantee.

$742 (Earlybird – Limited Time Offer)  

Includes:

  • - HoneyBee School Beginner’s Equipment Kit: All woodenware for a single Langstroth Hive, 2 deep boxes and honey box, hive tools, protective gear, hive modifiers, hive treatments. Everything needed for the first season
  • - Package of live honeybees: A 3-pound package of bees containing approximately 10,000 worker bees and a mated queen bee (delivered in the spring)
  • - Virtual instruction with detailed master class; 60+ well-organized modules; material always available in virtual classroom for your pace and timing
  • - Live coaching and support from a Certified Beekeeper Instructor: regular, live, optional Q&A sessions, throughout the first season, help forums, etc.

Questions about this course

What all is included?

The HoneyBee School and Supply beekeeping beginners kit – a beekeeping starter kit with EVERYTHING you need to start.

This backyard beehive startup kit is our flagship offering.  Everything an aspiring beekeeper (with no experience) needs for the first season.  This course/package provides 1) backyard beehive starter kit – the equipment/gear needed 2) your honeybees with mated queen 3) detailed instruction/tutorials in video format that teach beginning beekeeping in a step-by-step way 4) live on-demand support for the first season.

You will learn the critical basics for a new backyard beekeeper – equipment, installation, inspections, hive maintenance, etc.

Your beekeeping starter kit with bees includes:

  • HoneyBee School Beginner’s Equipment Kit: All woodenware for a single Langstroth Hive, 2 deep boxes and honey box, hive tools, protective gear, hive modifiers, hive treatments. All the “stuff” needed for the first season.
  • Package of live honeybees: A 3-pound package of Italian, 3-band or Carniolan bees containing approximately 10,000 worker bees and a mated queen bee (delivered in the spring).
  • Virtual instruction with detailed master class; 60+ well-organized modules; material always available in virtual classroom for your pace and timing
  • Live coaching and support from a 12-year+ experienced instructor: regular, live, optional Q&A sessions, throughout the first season, help forums, etc.

Please read the FAQs to understand if this beekeeping startup kit is right for you.

How does it work if I order?

When you order this course.  1) you will immediately have digital access to your virtual classroom  2) within a few weeks you will receive a shipment of all of your equipment (~68 lbs worth!)   3) when installation happens in your state (usually the early spring) you will receive your live bees  4) you will be invited to optional, regular, live support events to get live coaching or any support you need.

Why not wait until the spring to order?

There is a limited supply of packaged honeybees in North America.  Every year, bee suppliers sell out.  The 2023 season will be no different.  Purchasing now provides you with all of the equipment, lessons, and support for your first season and importantly guarantees your bee package reservation.

Will I get honey/beeswax products?

That is one of the goals!  Beekeeping may produce wonderful products such as honey or beeswax.  That said, bees are live beings and have a mind of their own.  You may or may not have a successful harvest based on a variety of factors.

What do I need to consider before signing up for this course?

Consider (and research if necessary) these five things before enrolling in this course:

1)  Due to Africanized Bees, this class/product is not offered in Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada.

2)  Check local and state ordinances for beekeepers.

3)  Beekeepers will get stung.  Consider if allergies or other health issues would prevent you from being a beekeeper.

4)  Beekeeping requires 1-2 hours every ten days to tend to the hive.

5)  Consider neighbors and those who may be impacted by nearby hives.

For more information review our FAQs.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes!  Active Duty and Veterans of the US military or National Guard, first responders, and educators  can enjoy a 10% discount using code HBSVets22 at checkout.

Contact us if you are interested in when other discounts are available.

What is your 100% guarantee?

If you are not 100% satisfied with this course we will make it right.  It is that simple.