This is an on-line school intended as an introduction for new beekeepers and for people who think that they may want to keep honey bees. It consists of lessons by some of the best (and most experienced) instructors available. The course should be used by taking the lessons in order. Intermediate beekeepers may find individual lessons useful as a review of specific topics.
The textbook for the course is written by Dr. John Skinner and is titled “Beekeeping in Tennessee”. It may be obtained through the Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Click here to download it as a PDF.
You can also browse our 2016 Virtual Bee School
Bee Biology & Behavior – Jake Osborne
Getting Started with Your Bees – Barry Richards
Pest and Diseases – David Cook
Gear & Equipment – Trevor Qualls
Inspecting Hives – Joel White
Managing the Colony – Harris Overholt
Sweet Harvest of Honey – Mike Brent
Seasonal Management – Kent Williams
Next Steps & Getting Help – Gene Armstrong/Mike Brent