Each year we run a number of courses ranging from an introductory course for those contemplating taking up beekeeping to more specialised courses for those who wish to develop new or existing skills.

Courses planned so far for 2021-2022 are:

Beekeeping for Beginners

Wednesday, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2021 from 7-30 to 9-30pm
Delivered on-line, via ZOOM

Designed to cover everything you need to know and consider before you start keeping bees, this course will introduce you to an environmentally friendly, low intervention, bee-centric approach to beekeeping appropriate for both able bodied people and those with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.

Topics covered include:

Why keep bees?
Brief history of beekeeping
An alternative approach
The beekeeping year
The hive’s residents
Bees, wasps and hornets
Hives and equipment
Creating an apiary
Acquiring bees
Bee stings
Bees, the Law and Insurance
Joining a club
The next steps

To download a booking form, please click here.

An introduction to practical beekeeping

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, The Apiary, 10-00 am to 3-30pm

This practical workshop has been designed for, and is restricted to, those who have attended the Beekeeping for Beginners introductory course.

The workshop will be divided into a number of sessions including:

Risk assessments
Manual handling
Apiary hygiene
Know your hive
Frames and wax
Setting up a hive
Inspection kit
Inspection purposes
Protective clothing
Hive inspections
Hive records
Learning reflections

To download a booking form, please click here.