From the creators of Flow and the world's bee experts:

TheBeekeeper.org

Beginner Beekeeping
Online Course


Expert-led advice on getting your first hive started. Any time, any device.

There’s lots to learn when you start out beekeeping!

The first year is crucial - and with so much conflicting advice available online, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

So, in conjunction with the world's experts, we’ve created TheBeekeeper.org

It lets you fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.  

There’s lots to learn when you start out beekeeping!

The first year is crucial - and with so much conflicting advice available online, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

So, in conjunction with the world's experts, we’ve created TheBeekeeper.org

It lets you fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.  

At last...
The beekeeping knowledge you need, all in one place!

Enjoy a streamlined learning process with HD video content to guide you through the amazing world of bees.

Avoid trawling through endless forums and videos to find the information you require at each stage of your beekeeping journey.

Featuring the world's experts

The course includes content from many leading figures in bees and beekeeping from around the world.

They cover everything that you need to understand in order to be successful.

Experts also feature in live video Q&A sessions.

Your membership helps to protect pollinators

The bees need our help!

These tiny creatures are vital to our food supply and the health of the natural world that we all depend on.

So we donate towards projects focused on habitat regeneration and advocacy for pollinators.

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Sample Videos

Some examples of what's available when you sign up:

Free Sample Video #1:
The Secret Life of Bees

Free Sample Video #2:
Foundationless Beekeeping

Course Video:
Don't Make This Mistake!

Course Video:
How and Why to Find the Queen

“You can do it at your own pace. It's like having a teacher available 24/7."

Janene Price
Beekeeper at Harvest Newrybar / Love to Grow

“Having the ability to specifically dial down what your issue is and find it online is going to help you enormously.”

Peter McCoy
Beekeeper at Omaroo Coffee

"It's amazed me how easy it is… Watching videos so that you can actually give yourself the confidence to be able to take the steps that you do in beekeeping.
Knowing what to look out for, knowing how to keep a happy hive.
I think the whole system, every part of it so far has been about ease and about making beekeeping a really enjoyable experience."

Johanna Griggs
TV Presenter & Beekeeper

Features

HD video

Get high-definition instructional videos, streamed to any device.

Learn from the best

Draw on the knowledge of the world's leading bee experts.

Live video Q&A

Get your questions answered by the experts.

Helping the bees!

Your membership helps to protect pollinators.

Practical Tutorials

Quickly gain the skills you need to become a confident beekeeper.

Text summaries

Learn more easily with bullet point lesson synopses.

Optional assessments

Solidify your knowledge with our fun quizzes.

Handy downloads

Access useful resources to assist in your beekeeping journey.

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It's so much easier when you've got a helping hand!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my membership give me?.

You'll get access to:

  • A monthly content drop featuring a set of beginner beekeeping lessons.
  • 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 useful downloads.
  • Regular emails directing you to specific course content (unsubscribe any time).
  • You’ll be notified when live video Q&A sessions with experts are taking place.
  • Optional assessment quizzes to help you solidify your learning.

How long is my free trial period?

The free trial period lasts for 30 days.
The 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. You will not be charged at the time of sign up. After your free trial period expires you will be billed monthly.

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes - no contract, no cancellation fees, no commitment.
It's easy to cancel online anytime, and if you do so you will not be billed again at the end of your current billing cycle.

What does the course consist of?

The course starts 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):

  • 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
  • Secret Life of Bees: Lifecycle of a Bee
  • Don't Do This!
  • Hive Health: Is What I'm Seeing Normal Or Not?
  • Her Royal Highness
  • Bee Genetics
  • Troubleshooting Hive Problems
  • The Beekeeping Year - An Overview
  • The Art & Science of Beekeeping
  • Queenlessness
  • Hive Health: Varroa Monitoring and Management
  • Pollinator Conservation: 'Gardening to Save the Planet'
  • Secret Life of Bees: The Magic of Pollination
  • The Beekeeping Year: Supering Your Hive (Or Not)
  • The Beekeeping Year: Nutrition and Feeding
  • Swarm Management
  • Hive Health: Small Hive Beetle
  • Dealing With Cross Comb
  • Secret Life of Bees: Nectar - From Flower to Honey
  • Hive Health: AFB & EFB
  • The Beekeeping Year: Sweet Rewards - When to Harvest
  • The Medicinal Properties of Honey
  • The Beekeeping Year: Overwintering
  • Moving a Hive
  • Harvesting Honey
  • Bee Speak: The Waggle Dance
  • Hive Health: Chalkbrood
  • Australian & American Native Bees
  • Secret Life of Bees: Turning Pollen Into Bee Bread
  • Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Beekeeping Tech & Data
  • Secret Life of Bees: Roles in the Hive
  • Secret Life of Bees: Anatomy
  • Hive Health: Nosema
  • Adding a Second Brood Box
  • How Brood Comb Changes Over Time
  • Hive Health: Wax Moth
  • Stop Thief! Robber Bees - What to Do
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Bee Speak: Pheromones
  • Secret Life of Bees: Navigation
  • Easy Queen Rearing
  • Beekeeping Throughout History
  • Pesticides in Your Neighbourhood
  • Storing Honey
  • Marketing & Selling Honey
  • The Beekeeping Year: Hot Climates
  • Thixotropic Honeys
  • Propolis & Other Bee Products
  • Why 2 Hives Are Better Than 1
  • Mind Your Own Beeswax - Uses for Wax
  • Maintaining Your Timber Hive
  • Secret Life of Bees: What Bees See
  • Advanced Swarm Management
  • Bee Removals
  • Bees in Mythology, Poetry & Literature
  • Operating at Commercial Scale
  • Creating Native Bee Habitats
  • Great Beekeeping Books
  • The Surprising Intelligence of Honeybees & Bumblebees
  • ...Plus more to come!

 

Which regions does the course content cover?

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.

Who are the expert presenters?

Currently the list of featured experts includes:

  • Kirsten S. Traynor, PhD
  • Michael Bush
  • Hilary Kearney
  • Professor Dave Goulson
  • Professor Madeleine Beekman
  • Professor Ben Oldroyd
  • Dr. Nural Cokcetin
  • Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich
  • Doug Purdie
  • Dr. Judy Wu-Smart
  • Frederick Dunn
  • James Dorey
  • Stuart Anderson
  • Cedar Anderson
  • ...and more to come!

Who do you donate to?

TheBeekeeper.org'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;
  • Donating to projects/organisations that support habitat regeneration and advocacy for pollinators.


TheBeekeeper.org is an initiative of Cedar & Stu's company BeeInventive Pty Ltd, a certified B Corp.
Projects that BeeInventive is supporting in 2019 include the Bee Friendly Farming Project by Pollinator Partnership, the Green Carpenter Bee Conservation Project in conjunction with Wheen Bee Foundation, and more.

  • How it Works
  • How Flow Frames Work
  • Timber - Paulownia
  • Flow Frames - BPA/BPS Free
  • New to Beekeeping
  • Safety Instructions

Our invention - the biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years - was originally launched in 2015 through a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.

“This has all come about because of our love for the bees and an acknowledgement of how important they are, not only to the food we eat, but to all life on Earth.”
- Stuart Anderson

“If we look after the bees, they’ll look after us. And the honey really is an amazing bonus.”
- Cedar Anderson

It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping.
However, extracting honey from a conventional hive used to be a real labor of love...

It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving special equipment and lots of squashed bees.

Not anymore!

After a decade of tinkering, my dad Stu and I invented the beekeeper’s dream – the Flow Hive.

It makes harvesting honey as simple as turning a tap and watching as up to 3kg of pure fresh honey pours out into your jar from each Flow Frame. And because it’s completely unprocessed, it tastes amazingly good!

Crafted from sustainably grown, FSC certified, super lightweight, and durable, paulownia wood, using precision laser manufacturing.

Paulownia often gets compared to the lightweight yet strong properties of cedar.

It’s a great timber source, as it grows to harvest in as little as 5 years, making it an icon for sustainability.

Which is what bees are all about.  

To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

Read more about sealing your product here.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.

 

Made in Australia from durable, highest quality food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

We have worked hard to ensure that our Flow Frames are manufactured from the very best food grade materials.

To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

Read more about sealing your product here.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.


New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

Great - the world needs more people caring for the bees!

Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!

We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.

Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:

Getting Started - What You Need To Know – A handy interactive guide explaining the basics of beekeeping.

Beginner Beekeeping Video Series – This great series is free to watch, anytime at your leisure. Whether you are a newbee or an experienced beekeeper wanting to refresh your skills, our beginner beekeeping series has handy tips and information to get started on your beekeeping journey with confidence.

Regular Q & A 'Facebook Live' events – Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.

Support from our awesome team – Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.
EmailPhoneLive chat

FAQ – Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.

Community Forum – Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!


Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.

Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings, but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung.

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

Attending a beekeeping course usually costs upwards of $300...

TheBeekeeper.org content can be accessed from the comfort of home!

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