Beekeeping Online

UM's Online Beekeeping Certificate program consists of three university-level courses at the apprentice, journeyman and master levels, culminating in a certificate designating the participant as a "Master Beekeeper." The program is endorsed by the Montana State Beekeepers Association, The American Honey Producers Association, and Project Apis m. UM also teaches special topics courses such as Natural Beekeeping. Our courses are taught by UM faculty members and owners of Bee Alert Technology, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam & Phillip Welch, widely regarded as one of the nation's premier honey bee research teams.

“While no beekeeping program can guarantee your success with honey bees, our program will give you the strongest possible foundation and therefore the best chance at keeping healthy, prosperous hives.” ~ Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk

Upcoming Courses




Apprentice Level June 5-July 15 Open
Journeyman Level Fall 2023/Dates TBA TBA
Master Level May 30-July 28 Open
Natural Beekeeping May 8-June 9 Open

Give the Gift of Knowledge

Purchase a gift certificate for a friend or loved one for a beekeeping course!

Call (406) 243-6495 for more information.