Our course takes a flexible approach that provides the basic knowledge, confidence and support necessary for anyone who wishes to keep bees. You can enrol at any time, ideally before mid-April but late starters find it easy to catch up.
It consists of 12 pre-recorded sessions available online exclusively to our beginners so that they can choose their own quiet time to watch. We also schedule 12 live Zoom chats for questions and discussion. Our beginners find this flexible approach helpful because everyone has other commitments.
Each beginner receives a folder packed with useful reference material and tips, and a few other bits and pieces to support their learning.
Most importantly, the course includes a practical day to meet in person
for a spot of revision, some practical work and the essential visit to the bees (always a highlight!).
We continue to support our beginners when they come to setting up their first apiary or taking their first colony.
The course costs £110 per person which includes light refreshments on the practical day.
The BBKA website can help you to find training if you are outside our area.
Our beginners' course includes:
Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby.
If you are interested in keeping bees, we strongly recommend that you enrol on a beginners' course that covers the essentials and includes practical experience of handling bees before acquiring bees or buying equipment.
If you would like to enrol on our 2022 course or have any queries, please email email@example.com
If you are undecided about becoming a beekeeper but would like to know more about these fascinating insects, please consider our taster day.
Our 'taster day' is ideal for those who want to know more about honey bees but are not ready to commit to taking on a colony. The morning sessions cover theory and the afternoon - weather permitting - a visit to the apiary.
A taster day makes an excellent gift.
If you would like to find out more about the 2022 taster day, please CLICK HERE.