Your first steps towards the most rewarding of hobbies

For many people the idea of keeping honeybees is a long held desire and suddenly the opportunity presents itself and you find yourself in need of learning the basics, fast!

As a successful Beekeeper, Stewart has kept bees for many years and is now sharing his knowledge with many thousands of beekeepers around the world via his YouTube channel Stewart's Beekeeping Basics.

Here you will find lots of useful information presented in a thoughtful and fun way

Using a mixture of Video, Photography, Presentations, Downloadable material and Quizzes, Stewart presents the fundamentals of beekeeping in an easy to understand and relaxing format.

Learn with Stewart at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.

Our Basics Course Includes:

  • Basic Honeybee Biology
  • Learn about Different Hive Types
  • The Honeybee Colony & How it works
  • Equipment and where to buy it
  • The Beekeepers Year
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Producing Honey & other Products
  • The Honeybee Queen & Raising your own Queens
  • Swarming
  • Beekeeping Associations, Clubs and Buying Bees

What Previous Students Have Said:

New Beekeepers who have completed the course

Starting my own colony

Keith Potts

"I’ve just completed your beginners' beekeeping course and just wanted to write to say thanks so much for this, it has really inspired me to start my own colony."


About Stewart

Beekeeper and Tutor

Stewart Spinks

Stewart is the owner and head beekeeper at The Norfolk Honey Company and presenter of the successful online YouTube channel "The Norfolk Honey Company" where he presents Stewart's Beekeeping Basics. Having started beekeeping in the 1980s Stewart has a wealth of beekeeping experience to share and his passion for beekeeping is only equalled with his desire to help new beekeepers make the most from their pastime and enjoy the pleasure of this fabulous hobby.In the late 2000s Stewart took time out to successfully complete a full time Science Degree focussing on Biology and Ecology at the University of East Anglia and subsequently spent time as a UK Government Seasonal Bee and Plant Health Inspector helping eradicate honeybee disease from fellow beekeeper colonies and assisting with advice on all aspects of beekeeping. Whilst working as a Bee Inspector Stewart also completed a City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Bee Health management and Safe Use of Veterinary medicines Stewart finally stepped out alone building his now successful beekeeping business supplying honey all over the UK, providing nucleus colonies and honeybee queens to local beekeepers and running a successful YouTube channel helping to improve the basic beekeeping techniques of many 1000s of new beekeepers.Stewart is currently chairman of his local beekeeping group which he set up whilst at university in 2009.

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