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 May 9-June 17 Full/Accepting Waitlist
Master Level June 6-August 5 Open
Natural Beekeeping June 27-July 29 Open

Give the Gift of Knowledge

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

Call Clare Kelly at (406) 243-6496 for more information.