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Beekeeping Diploma

Beekeeping Diploma

Elearn College


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£19 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 31 May 2099
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 months
Access to content
5 years
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Understand the profitable business of bee farming and learn how you can become a successful bee farmer with our fantastic Bee FarmingCourse. Bee farming is essential for humankind as bees are needed for the production of honey, beeswax, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, and bee venom, as well as for food, medicine, and income.

This Bee farming course will teach you the techniques of keeping and maintaining bees and their hives, and also helps you learn how to use the necessary equipment needed for bee farming. You will also look at queen management techniques, strategies for raising queen bees, nectar and pollen substitutions and various types of diseases and bacteria such as bee stings, Nosema and much more.

Finally, the Bee farming course covers the processing of honey and what sort of equipment is required for this. We have designed this Bee Farming Course for both part-time and full-time students, with lessons packed into bite-sized modules for extra convenience. Tutors can always be relied on for support via email too, and upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate absolutely free.

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Bees are intricately linked to our eco-system. Doing what we can to ensure their survival is not only a good, nature-friendly practice, but it’s a practical way to sustain our planet. So how do we help strengthen the bee population? Well, there is one particular sound way to do this – beekeeping. The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course aims to introduce you to the practical applications of beekeeping, focusing on how to do this in the most environmentally-responsible and bee-friendly way possible. From the course, you’ll gain an understanding of how to cultivate bee colonies that can thrive in and support the natural world.

The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course begins by answering the question, ‘Why keep bees?’. From this, you’ll learn of the global and general reasons why bees are a necessity for our world and our lives – not just our habitats and food sources, but also our economy.

Learn how conventional and natural beekeeping differs and how (conventional) beekeeping came about. You’ll discover how the natural beekeeper puts the interests of the bee first, with honey-taking being secondary, while still maintaining bee colonies within hives. For bees, the good of the colony comes before the individual. You’ll study bee society, looking at the bees’ duties, life cycles, reliance on one another, and various castes looking at each of their purposes, behaviors and differing anatomies.

Why do bees make honey? How do they do it? The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course answers these questions as you consider bees as gifted engineers and how they are capable of creating an incredibly efficient structure in which to hold their food, young, and themselves. With all the knowledge you will gain from the course, you will no doubt want to put this to use. You’ll be guided through the essential equipment you’ll need to start beekeeping. You’ll learn about the different types of the hive and the various types of equipment that can help you in your role as a beekeeper.

With your hive set up and all the necessary equipment ready, it’s time to move your new residents in, but how do you go about getting your bees? The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course walks you through the different ways you can do this, with an emphasis on catching a swarm. We’ll then guide you through the duties involved in caring for your colony and hive. This includes ensuring adequate food supplies, protecting against pests, and advice for maintaining and repairing your hive.

Honey! There is none more delicious than that from your own hive. We take you step-by-step through the harvesting process. From the equipment, you’ll need, the best time to harvest, and the actual process itself.
What can you do with all this lovely honey you’ve harvested? Plenty! We talk you through plenty of examples and recipes for you to follow. You’ll look at how it is used in beauty treatments, medicinal ointments, and foodstuffs. You’ll also explore the uses for beeswax with recipes included for lip balm, candles, and furniture wax.

If you want to engage with bees but don’t wish to become a beekeeper or haven’t got the space, the course can help you too. You’ll learn what you can do to ensure the survival of bees, how to create a perfect garden for pollinators and understand the importance of planting year-round flowers.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone having an interest in Bee Keeping.


There are no entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enroll at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round.

Career path

This Bee Farming course opens a new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also gives you the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge along with the required skills to become successful. You will be able to add our qualification to your CV/resume which will help you to stand out in the competitive job industry

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.