Rutgers Online Course


Online Beekeeping Courses & Webinars with Rutgers University


Make a beeline to Rutgers University for online beekeeping courses and webinars this spring and summer! From disease and mite prevention to honey production and harvesting, Bee-ginner Beekeeping will cover everything you need to know to further your hobby or get your business off the ground! Topics include:


  • Bee Biology
  • Queen Bee Purchasing
  • Disease and Mite Prevention
  • Hive Assembly and Management
  • Honey Extraction
  • Rules and Regulations
  • And Much More!


Our instructors are Mike Haberland, an Associate Professor and County Environmental Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and Debbie Haberland, a teacher, marine biologist, and owner of Working Girls Meadows apiary. They will be on hand every step of the way to answer your questions and guide your learning. Complete the 15 – 17 hours of online course work at your own pace and attend a live review and Q&A session with our instructors. Certificates will be issued for successful completion of this course. Three-week sessions are available in March and May 2022.


Add on to your Bee-ginner course with topical, live webinars in April and June 2022!  Further your learning with the following offerings:


  • Sustainable Beekeeping – Minimize losses through management, use local bee stocks (your own or a local beekeeper), and create resource hives
  • The Ins and Outs of Treating Your Colony – Review recommendations for detecting and treating colonies for parasites and pathogens in a sustainable way
  • Take Note of Your Hive: Recordkeeping for Beekeepers – Reduce bee losses, increase honey production, and raise better brood with recordkeeping best practices


Discounts are available when you register for any of our webinars alongside the beginner class!


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