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it can be found here.
http://beekeeping101.psu.edu/

they have a winter special, and I'm sure I've read through the information in books already, but sometimes its nice to get the information presented in a different way. I figured I'd see if any of the newbeeks here have done it and what they thought of it.

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Chris
 

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Chris,

I took it last year and as a beginner I found it to be helpful. The information can no doubt be found here and other places on the web. But, what I liked about it was that you can watch and re-watch the classes. Your login credentials work for several months is my recollection. (I was curious and just logged in now and it worked so I plan to review a few parts of the course again!)

For me, I took it before I took a beekeeping class at our local club. It gave me context. Similarly, I used it to help me refresh as I took different steps for the first time during the year with my four hives. As a first timer I liked having, beesource.com, my local club guys, YouTube, Langstroth' Hive and the Honeybee, and Michael Bush's book. The Penn State course was my stepping stone into beekeeping.

There are plenty of YouTube videos that cover this info too. But if you are looking for a basic course that is thoughtfully done then I recommend it.


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Thank you guys, it looks pretty good and a good route, but for the same money I can buy a package of bees, and the information is available, I might dig around and find some quizzes to help the information "sink in"
 

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I haven't taken the Penn State class, but I highly recommend the B.E.E.S program online with David Tarpy at NC State University

http://http://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/bees/

11 classes are available right now, and online testing and certification is also available. Each class is available to students for 30 days, each class fee is $25.00 by mail, $26.00 by credit card. I especially liked the fact that you can take classes when you want, and you can take only the classes that most interest you. The program is very well done and classes are still being added. There's 3 levels of classes, so beginning beekeepers and beyond can find something of interest. There is a free demo class you can try out online to get the feel of the program and how it's conducted.
 
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