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Beekeeping 201 - Recorded Class Series

Beekeeping 201 - Recorded Class Series

SKU: 1078

Have you been keeping bees for a few years, and find yourself with still so much to learn? Bell Farm's Beekeeping 201 course may be a good fit for you! 


In this 4 session online course, we will explore a variety of topics that second and third year beekeepers commonly struggle with and have questions about. Topics include: making splits, queen problems, creating and using nucs, disease/pest management, and more.


What do you get?

  • 4 recorded class sessions (each video is approximately 2 hours long, for a total of over 8 hours of instruction)
  • PDF slide decks to accompany each video
  • A variety of other handouts, additional resources, external links and other videos to supplement the course material
  • Access to all of the above through December 31, 2024
  • Instructor Ellen Bell is also available via phone, text, or email to answer questions throughout the year!


What makes this class different? 

The mission of Bell Farm's beekeeping classes are to promote the art of local beekeeping, year round. Ellen has been keeping bees and wintering them in Iowa for nearly a decade, and the emphasis of all our classes is on how you can be successful keeping bees here, in our climate.


After making your purchase, you will receive an email with a download link to a PDF welcome letter. Be sure to print or save this letter, as it contains instructions on how to access the class recordings, slide decks, handouts, and other supplemental materials. You will have access to all this content through the end of 2024. Videos can be rewatched as many times as you wish, through the end of the year.


The recording is for personal use only by the original purchaser. Sharing and/or unauthorized distribution is strictly prohibited.


**A special note about your location**
We understand that, by the very nature of being held online, a virtual class has no geographic limitations. However, beekeeping is a very localized endeavor, and our expertise is in keeping bees in Iowa. If you will be keeping bees elsewhere, we encourage you to find a class closer to you.

  • What people are saying...

    "I have a stack of beekeeping books and have watched hours of videos online, but nothing can replace in-person learning from someone in your local area. I've learned so much from the Bell Farm Beekeeping 101 Zoom class!"
    -- Jeff Babb
    "I took the beginner beekeeping class through Bell Farm and found it very informative as I prepared to start beekeeping with zero previous knowledge. The content was comprehensive enough to make me confident about the basics, and the instructor was clear, engaging, and responsive to any questions we had. It was exactly what I was looking for and I definitely would recommend it!"
    --Cayte McClanathan
    "I just completed Ellen’s Zoom class on beginning beekeeping. I had attended several other classes but found hers to really be in-depth with valuable information based on her experiences. Very well organized, we talked about many topics I had never heard about before. I highly recommend her classes. She is very knowledgeable and will save you a lot of time, energy, and money."
    --Regina Hall Hendrickson
    "I've taken beginning bee keeping and over wintering classes. Ellen is well spoken and explained things well."
    --Robert Hall
    "I took the overwintering class and learned a whole lot of new information on beekeeping. Very informative and instructive."
    --Jenia Livingston
    "This video/class was so so helpful. I'm very hopeful that this year will be better than last. I took lots of notes and made a couple of lists of things to buy and things to do.
    I look forward to continued learning from you. Thank you!"
    --Emily Donovan
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