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Frequently Asked Questions

You'll get access to:
  • Regular content drops - featuring a set of beginner beekeeping lessons (focused on Flow Hive and Langstroth style beekeeping).
  • A monthly membership gives immediate access to the first 12 lessons, and a new lesson will be released every 11 days on average.
  • A yearly membership gives immediate access to over 50 lessons, and new lessons are released as soon as they are produced.
  • High-definition videos from beekeeping experts around the world.
  • The ability to log in and view course content at any time using your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
  • Handy text summaries and downloads.
  • Regular emails directing you to specific course content (unsubscribe any time).
  • Premium beekeeping support via email.
  • Optional assessment quizzes to help you to solidify your learning.

If you choose a monthly membership, the free trial period lasts for 30 days.

Our site will prompt you to enter payment information in order to sign up for your free trial period. You will need to enter either a valid credit card or PayPal account. We do not charge at the time of sign up. After your free trial period expires you will be billed monthly.

If you choose a yearly membership, you will be billed immediately. If within 14 days of purchase you choose not to continue with the course, you may request a full refund.

Yes - no contract, no cancellation fees, no commitment.

It's easy to cancel online anytime - if you do so you will not be billed at the end of your current billing cycle (monthly/yearly), and at that point your access to the course content will be revoked.

[Note: If you've paid for a full year or more, it's possible to retain access to course content.]

Content is delivered sequentially for monthly subscribers, yearly subscribers have access to all produced lessons.

We start with the absolute basics and over time progress through more in-depth material.

The following is a list of lesson titles to give you a sense of what the curriculum includes. (NB: Not all of these are confirmed yet, actual course content is subject to change.):

Year 1:
  • Secret Life of Bees: The Beehive
  • Tips & Tricks Before You Get Your Bees
  • Where To Put Your Hive - Save Yourself Some Pain!
  • Getting Broody - Frames & Comb
  • Four Ways To Get Bees
  • Your First Brood Inspection
  • Watch & Learn
  • Secret Life Of Bees: Lifecycle Of A Bee
  • Don't Do This!
  • Bee Evolution & Genetics
  • Her Royal Highness - How & Why To Find The Queen
  • Swarm Management
  • Queenlessness
  • The Beekeeping Year - An Overview
  • Secret Life Of Bees: The Magic Of Pollination
  • Hive Health: Is That Normal Or Not?
  • Hive Health: Varroa Monitoring & Management
  • Pollinator Conservation
  • Hive Health: Troubleshooting Hive Problems
  • Secret Life Of Bees: The Waggle Dance
  • The Beekeeping Year: Supering Your Hive
  • The Beekeeping Year: Nutrition & Feeding
  • Secret Life Of Bees: Nectar - From Flower To Honey
  • The Beekeeping Year: Summer - Sweet Rewards
  • Hive Health: How To Help A Weak Hive
  • The Medicinal Properties Of Honey
  • Hive Health: Small Hive Beetle
  • The Beekeeping Year: Autumn Packdown & Overwintering
  • Hive Health: AFB & EFB
  • Native Bees
  • Moving A Hive
  • Hive Health: Wax Moth
  • Propolis
  • Record Keeping & Data
  • Dealing With Cross Comb
  • Bee Intelligence
  • Products From The Hive: Beeswax
  • Hive Health: Chalkbrood
  • Products From The Hive: Creamed Honey
  • Secret Life Of Bees: Bee Bread
  • Stop Thief! Robber Bees
  • Hive Health: Nosema
  • Products From The Hive: Pollen
  • Bees & Math
  • Practical Guide To Feeding Bees
  • Marketing & Selling Honey
  • The Art & Science of Beekeeping
Year 2:
  • Products From The Hive: Mead
  • Adding Foundation To Brood Frames
  • Hive Health: Hygienic Behaviour
  • How To Mark Your Queen
  • Varroa - Integrated Pest Management
  • Honey Flavours
  • Advanced Swarm Management
  • How To Requeen A Hive
  • Roles In The Hive
  • Colony Losses
  • Gardening Without Pesticides
  • Preparing For Honey Shows
  • In-Depth Splits
  • Bee Consciousness
  • Planting For Pollinators
  • Pesticides & Beekeeping
  • Bee Removals
  • Expanding Your Apiary
  • Single Or Double Brood Box
  • Darwinian Beekeeping
  • Summer Nectar Dearth
  • Providing Water For Your Bees
  • Raising Queens
  • Life Inside The Cells
  • Bees for Development
  • Bees Eat Meat
...Plus more to come!

The course content is suitable for a wide variety of regions and climates.

Most of the featured experts are based in the USA and Australia.

We will be covering advice for overwintering in cold climates as well as ways to help your bees in very hot climates.'s mission is to protect bees and pollinators, and to celebrate the vital role they play in our natural world. 

We do this by:

🐝 Gathering the knowledge of the world’s experts;

🐝 Providing high-quality beekeeping education;

🐝 Supporting projects/organisations that work towards habitat regeneration and advocacy for pollinators.

Our Billions of Blossoms project creates and protects pollinator habitat through partnerships with some of the world's best conservation and reforestation organisations. is an initiative of BeeInventive Pty Ltd, a certified B Corp.

Projects that BeeInventive has supported in the past include Bee Friendly Farming ® by Pollinator Partnership and the Green Carpenter Bee Conservation Project in conjunction with Wheen Bee Foundation.

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If you are a monthly subscriber and you don't want to wait for content drops, you can access all of our available content by switching to a yearly subscription. To do this, you should cancel your existing monthly subscription and purchase a yearly subscription. Please contact us if you have any questions about switching.

To cancel your membership immediately, please send us an email.

Alternatively, you can cancel your membership through your account settings. Please note that this option is not available to members that subscribed on the Flow Hive checkout page. If you’re unsure, just contact us.

If you subscribed with a debit or credit card:

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on your Avatar in the top right of the page.
  • Select Settings from the dropdown.
  • Click Billing Info in the top right of the page.
  • Select the Cancel button.


Or, if you subscribed with PayPal:

  • Log into your account.
  • Click on your Avatar in the top right of the page.
  • Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  • Click Billing Info in the top right of the page.
  • Select Manage Subscription in Paypal.

You will then be redirected to your PayPal account in the Payments tab. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to log in to your PayPal account.

  • Click Payments in the top menu.
  • Select Manage automatic payments under the "Automatic payments" section.
  • Select Beeinventive Pty Ltd in the left sidebar.
  • Click the Cancel button.
  • Confirm your wish to cancel and click Cancel Automatic Payments.

If you purchase a yearly membership, you will be charged immediately. The subscription payment will renew after 1 year if it is not cancelled before then.

If you choose a monthly membership, your first payment will be deducted 30 days after you sign up, and every 30 days for as long as you remain a member.

Members can request to have their subscription payments capped at 2 annual payments or 24 monthly payments. Members that have subscribed to the course for 1 year can retain access to the lessons in year 1.

Members that subscribe for 2 years can retain ongoing access to the full course, including any new lessons that are produced.

Yes, you can buy a 12-month gift subscription which provides a sign-up link and a digital gift card that you can forward to your gift recipient, plus a printable card if you’d like to have something to give in person.

To request a gift subscription, send us an email and tell us which currency you want to purchase it with (AUD, USD or EUR).

Currently the list of featured experts includes:

  • Kirsten S. Traynor, PhD - Fulbright Fellow, editor: Two Million Blossoms
  • Michael Bush - Author: Practical Beekeeping I-III
  • Professor Marla Spivak - University of Minnesota, MacArthur Fellow
  • Hilary Kearney - Girl Next Door Honey
  • Professor Dave Goulson - University of Sussex
  • Randy Oliver -
  • Professor Madeleine Beekman - University of Sydney
  • Professor Ben Oldroyd - University of Sydney
  • Dr. Nural Cokcetin - ithree Institute, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich - The Best Bees Company
  • Doug Purdie - The Urban Beehive
  • Dr. Judy Wu-Smart - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Dr. Andrew Barron - Macquarie University
  • Dr. Jamie Ellis - University of Florida
  • Professor James Wilkes - Appalachian State University
  • Sam Droege - USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program
  • Frederick Dunn - Beekeeping Educator
  • Liz Frost - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
  • Mark Page - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
  • Megan Halcroft - Founder: Australian Native Pollinator Week
  • Lars Fischer & Zofus Knudsen - 1st Place - World Honey Awards - Apimondia Congress 2015  
  • James Dorey - Photographer & author: Bees of Australia - A Photographic Exploration
  • Stuart Anderson - Flow Hive
  • Cedar Anderson - Flow Hive
  • ...and more to come!

Yes. After completing the first 50 lessons, you unlock an assessment. Pass the assessment to receive a personalised, downloadable certificate of achievement. Please note that this certificate is not formally recognised/accredited by any official regulatory body.