2-year apprentice programme


Have you finished high school and are tempted to learn something new? Do you want to become a beekeeper but don't know how to do it? In this class we will teach you! Bees are one of the most important links in the whole ecosystem and you can help make the world a better place. Over the course of two years, you will learn all about keeping bees, treating bee diseases and processing bee products. And then the bees can buzz around your own hive.
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Code and name of the department
4582 H Beekeeper

Degree of education awarded
Secondary vocational education ISCED 353

Evidence of educational attainment
Evidence of successful completion of studies is a certificate of education

Form of study

Length of study
2 years

Applicants will be admitted to the apprenticeship course without an entrance examination.

Compelling arguments

Why choose this apprentice programme

Unique programme

Study a subject that is only taught in Slovakia. Our apiaries are not only on the school campus, but also in the south of Slovakia and in the Nízké Tatry.

Masters in the field

You will learn from real experts. Our book on the non-chemical treatment of bee colonies was awarded a gold medal in Montreal, Canada.

Practical training

You only focus on what you're really interested in - teaching involves only vocational subjects, half of which is practice.


We run apiculture in the school, which combines bee keeping with tourism. For example, we offer creative workshops, honey and mead tastings or a stay in a relaxing apiary.

Economics and Marketing

You will learn the basics of economics and marketing in bee keeping, selling your own honey will then be a piece of cake for you.

Form of study

You can study full-time or distance learning. Distance learners come to us twice a month.

As a graduate, you won't get lost

What kind of applications will you have?

Most of our students are enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge and pursue beekeeping after work. This can not only be a nice hobby, but also a nice way to earn a living.

Opinions of our students

What do our students and alumni say?

Read first-hand opinions about our school from those who know what they're talking about. Listen to those who have recently studied or are still studying with us.
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Rita Vaszilová

Entrepreneur in pet keeping trade
2nd year

"Thanks to my studies I gained a new perspective on breeding, knowledge, but also valuable experience that I could not get anywhere else. I think anyone who has a relationship with animals should think about studying in this field at this school."

Vízi Bálint

2nd year

"My studies at this school are made more enjoyable by good professors, a relaxed group of classmates, and the spice of my life here are the falconry classes, which I can eventually enjoy while hunting. And the well-equipped school gym :-)"

Zuzana Perichtová

Confectioner cook
Graduate 1998

"The school has strengthened my relationship with baking, which for me is a joy, a hobby and a relaxation - it's a love for life. Even after 20 years since I graduated, I am still happy to come back here with a smile on my lips and I am glad that one of my children has decided to follow this path too."

Lilla Tóthová

Rural development entrepreneur
2nd year

"I found everything I needed at this school - working with animals and machinery, falconry, bees, driving licence, I tried pottery, working with wool. In the future I plan to take over my father's farm and be as good a person as he is."

    The arguments are clear

    Is this programme for you?

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