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Beekeeping Fundamentals Recorded Class

Beekeeping Fundamentals Recorded Class

Are you new to beekeeping? Trying to decide if this hobby is right for you? Wondering what all you need to know and purchase to get started with keeping bees? Beekeeping Fundamentals is a great place to begin.


Beekeeping Fundamentals is a 4 week online class series that is designed with the beginning beekeeper in mind. Topics will include: buying bees and equipment, inspecting and maintaining healthy hives, harvesting honey, and more. Each of the four recorded classes is approximately 2.5 hours in length, for a total of 10+ hours of instruction. Slide decks and other pertinent resource materials are also included. You will have access to this content through December 31, 2024.


Ellen Bell, your instructor, is also be available to answer any questions you may have; feel free to contact her via phone, text, or email as your proceed through the class material.


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 to your computer or tablet, as it contains instructions on how to access the class material. If you have any problems, just reach out to us and we will be happy to help!


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

  • A note about your location...

    Beekeeping is a highly localized endeavor. Ellen’s expertise, and the focus of this class, is in wintering bees in Iowa; however, the techniques discussed can be applied to any similar climate. For that reason, this class is open to anyone who wants to take it, regardless of your location. Keep in mind that you may need to adjust the dates mentioned in the class to apply to your own location and seasonal timeline.

  • What people are saying...

    "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
    "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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