The university of Montana's courses look to be the most thorough but they are expensive comparably and they are less available. They are also set up to certify you as a master beekeeper! So all the university rules apply ie: prerequisites and text books and the like. I have e mailed them but no response .I'm looking for a good on line course as well - not so much for personal knowledge gain - but rather to see their approach to teaching beekeeping and subjects they view as important to include in a beginning beekeeper class. Why? Lots of Bee Clubs up this way partner with Cooperative Extension to put on courses (I've done that for the past two years) and I'm now working on a curriculum to make the experience consistent across CE offices - at least covering the same topics.
I'd be happy to post my work in progress to my web site if anyone is interested.
In the meantime I'm in search of a good beginner's course on-line.
Is Dave Tarpy's class still up?
Sweet! When is enrollment ? If i don't get some help soon I'll give you my empty hives after I kill all these poor bees! Sign me up! Your brothers not that bad! Well kinda bad but probably worth it!i have a hands on beginner course i'm offering this summer. it's really affordable. includes lodging, and you can read all my beekeeping books while you are here. but you'll have to put up with my brother some.