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Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course

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Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Bees are intricately linked to our eco-system. Doing what we can to ensure their survival is not only a good, nature-friendly practice, but it’s a practical way to sustain our planet. So how do we help strengthen the bee population? Well, there is one particularly sound way to do this – beekeeping. The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course aims to introduce you to the practical applications of beekeeping, focusing on how to do this in the most environmentally-responsible and bee-friendly way possible. From the course, you’ll gain an understanding of how to cultivate bee colonies that can thrive in and support the natural world.

The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course begins by answering the question, ‘Why keep bees?’. From this, you’ll learn of the global and general reasons why bees are a necessity for our world and our lives – not just our habitats and food sources, but also our economy. Learn how conve...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Why Keep Bees?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Bees' Importance to the Eco-System and Economy
  • Part 2: Why Are Bees Disappearing?
  • Part 3: Beekeeping and the Benefits to You
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: What is Natural Beekeeping?
  • Part 1: How to Define Natural Beekeeping
  • Part 2: Bee-Centred Vs. Conventional Beekeeping
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Bee Basics
  • Part 1: Worker Bees
  • Part 2: Drones
  • Part 3: The Queen
  • Part 4: Annual Cycle of the Bee Colony
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Bees & Honey
  • Part 1: Honey and Pollen
  • Part 2: The Anatomy of a Honeycomb
  • Part 3: Foundation
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Essential Beekeeping
  • Part 1: Definition and Types of Hives
  • Part 2: Placing and Equipment
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Sourcing Bees for Your Hive
  • Part 1: Where to Get Bees
  • Part 2: How to Find a Swarm
  • Part 3: Catching the Swarm
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Taking Care of Your Hives
  • Part 1: Feeding Bees
  • Part 2: Monitoring for Pests
  • Part 3: Maintaining Bee Hives
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: How to Harvest Honey
  • Part 1: Equipment You Will Need
  • Part 2: When and How to Harvest
  • Part 3: Harvesting Wax and Pollen
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Natural Honey and Beeswax Recipes
  • Part 1: Honey for Beauty and Health
  • Part 2: Beeswax Recipes
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: How to Help Bees Without Being a Beekeeper
  • Part 1: Plant a Pollinator-Friendly Garden
  • Part 2: Support Local Beekeepers
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Beekeeping is a great hobby and learning about the working lives of bees can deepen your appreciation of the wonder of nature; it is an activity that can be engaged whether you are young or old.


The Natural Beekeeping Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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