Beekeeping for Beginners

Are you interested in keeping honeybees or just learning more about them? Or are you a beginning beekeeper who would like to deepen your understanding of honeybees?

In this virtual workshop, master beekeeper Ed Levi provided an introduction to beekeeping. Ed served as the Arkansas State Apiary Specialist for over 25 years and has taught beekeepers around the world while also managing his own honeybee hives. The workshop was hosted by NCAT Horticulture Specialist Luke Freeman.

Ed discussed the following topics:

The importance of honeybees and how to protect them
How bees work
How beekeepers facilitate bees’ work
​How to get started as a beekeeper

This workshop was supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Environmental Education Program. This workshop is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.