Course 5. Honey and Beeswax

$100. Learn to Harvest, Extract & Bottle Honey PLUS Work with Beeswax. After a successful summer, honey bees produce a surplus of honey and beeswax, which is a sweet reward for beekeeping work. This course will answer your questions about extracting honey and working with beeswax.



Learn to Harvest, Extract & Bottle Honey PLUS Work with Beeswax

After a successful summer, honey bees produce a surplus of honey, which is a sweet reward for beekeeping work. This leads to questions about how to harvest honey.

You may be asking these questions. . .

  • How do I take honey off of my colonies?
  • What extracting equipment do I need to buy?
  • What equipment can I make myself?
  • How do I uncap frames and extract the honey?
  • What do I do with the sticky frames after?
  • What are the best bottles to use for honey?
  • Where do I get the best beeswax for making candles?
  • What equipment do I need to render beeswax?
  • What does “Crush and Strain” mean? Is it a good method?
  • How do I clean up honey spills?

If you are asking these questions, you are not alone.

Over the past 30+ years, Stan and I have helped thousands of people with their bees. You have asked some really great, important questions about harvesting honey. We gathered all of the questions and answers together to write a series of beekeeping courses.

In our PREMIUM course, Honey and Beeswax, you will learn how to harvest, uncap, extract, and bottle honey PLUS how to render beeswax and make beeswax products.

Why Take This Course?

This course includes over 50 video and text lessons. We will take you beekeeping and share step-by-step strategies, inspection tips, and troubleshooting guides to help keep your colonies healthy and happy.

How much honey should I harvest?
Refining beeswax in the solar wax melter
Extracting honey process

Skills You Will Learn

  • How to harvest, uncap, extract, and bottle honey
  • How to choose a bee-tight place to extract honey
  • How to render cappings wax in a solar wax melter and on a stove/burner
  • How to choose extracting equipment and build your own bottling tank
  • How to produce and eat cut comb
  • How to make beeswax candles, lip balm, and use other recipes

Successfully Completing This Course Requires

  • Begin this course AFTER you have
    • Completed our free course, My First Colony and premium course Beginning Beekeeping Skills –OR–
    • Already have honey bee colonies and some experience.
  • We assume you will keep European Honey Bees.
  • The material in this class applies best to temperate regions with a winter season, but can be adapted to other climates.

Course Curriculum

Take Online Courses Anytime, Anywhere in the World.

  • Begin any time of year, and refer back to the info when you need to.
  • 100% Self-paced with pre-recored videos.
  • Lifetime access.
  • Access to updates. Whenever we update this course, you will have access to all of the new info.

Included with All of Our Courses

  • 52 Emails. Don’t have time to sit down and complete all of the lessons? We’ve got you covered. We divided the six courses into 52 condensed emails. You can avoid overwhelm by focusing on 1-2 topics per week in the season that you need the information.
  • Search By Topic. Use the Search function in the membership area of the website to search for and find answers to your specific questions.
  • Printable Guides. Print and reprint as often as you need. These include over 200 pages of checklists, recipes, tutorials, queen troubleshooting, and more!


Join thousands of beekeepers from around the country who have created successful apiaries and discovered the joy of keeping honey bees.

Here is what our customers have to say!

More Confident as Beekeepers

“Stan and Alicia, Thank you for letting us learn from you. We have learned so much and are getting more confident as beekeepers. There is a huge difference between a book education and watching Stan work:) We really appreciate your friendship.”

Andrea and kids, Spanish Fork, Utah

Folks You Can Trust

“I have known Stan and Alicia for 3 years now while trying to learn the art of beekeeping. They are perfect contacts to get you started and keep you going. Very knowledgeable and patient with everyone. . . . They teach classes, have online videos, and will give ongoing support.”

Brent DeMille, Utah



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