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Beekeeping as a Business: Getting Started

Time limit: 60 days

$30 Enroll

Full course description

This bee-Learning Short Course is the second in a series on Beekeeping as a Business. In this course, you will learn about the very first steps you need to take before starting any business, while exploring examples from the beekeeping industry. Starting a successful beekeeping business requires finding trusted advisors, establishing long- and short-term goals, developing a business plan, and setting up the correct legal structure and licenses to fit the business' needs.

This short course includes the following lessons:

  1. Assistance and Training
  2. Goal Setting
  3. Introduction to Business Planning
  4. Writing a Business Plan
  5. Selecting a Legal Structure
  6. Registering Name and Taxes
  7. Licenses and Permits

Important Information

  • Software requirements: For the best user experiece use Chrome when accessing this course. Some features in this course are not be compatible with other internet browsers. 
  • This short course qualifies for two Continuing Education hours for the Master or Master Craftsman levels of the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. You do not need to be a participant in the MBP to take this short course.
  • bee-Learning Short Courses are completely self-paced, although must be completed within 60 days of registering.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion for this course via email after you have passed the final assessment and completed the course exit survey.
  • No refunds will be granted for this course after the course has been accessed.