Education and Training with R&DBKA
Keeping bees is rewarding and there is always more to learn.
Attending a beginners' course is an excellent way to find out what is involved, how and where to set up your hive.
Introductory courses for prospective beekeepers are run regularly by local associations, often either as a series of evening classes, or a weekend course, or a one-day 'taster' session.
If a course includes a hands-on session with bees it will often take place in late spring when the bees are active and there is a lot to see.
We often run a 2-day beginners' course over a weekend towards the end of April or beginning of May. It includes basic elements of beekeeping and, weather permitting,
a visit to the bees in small groups so that everyone can see and handle bees. We can lend protective clothing if necessary.
A date is announced towards the end of summer for the following year.
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R&DBKA has its own Association Community Apiary which is used to give beekeepers at all levels the opportunity to learn and progress in small focus groups.
From time to time we organise a range of practical workshops for our members, such as processing wax or honey, or making traps for Asian hornets.
Whether you are local to Romsey or not, all beekeepers are strongly recommended to join their local beekeeping association.
Membership offers support and advice, training, membership of the county and national associations, and insurance.
For more information about joining Romsey, please go to our "To join us"