Beekeeping for Beginners
Update 12th January - the course is now fully booked.
Our beginners' course is back for 2019 by popular demand!
Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience already, this is a great opportunity to learn new skills, improve your knowledge, gain confidence and make new friends. Our aim is that by the end of the course you will feel confident to keep your own colony of bees.
Topics We Will Cover
Who is it for?
The course is suitable for adults aged 16+.
No previous experience is necessary.
All participants will be paired with an experienced ‘bee buddy’ to help them with their first colony of bees. There will be continued access to the Association Apiaries on completion of the course and beginners are encouraged to attend further sessions to improve their beekeeping knowledge and experience in handling live bees.
If you'd like to discuss the course, please contact our Association Secretary, Andy Caveney: firstname.lastname@example.org
When and Where
The 2019 course consists of 10 Monday evening classroom sessions, the last 2 dates will be held in the apiary (weather permitting). If the weather is unsuitable for handling live bees on weeks 9 & 10, then we will have classroom sessions instead
Week 1: Monday 25th February 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 2: Monday 4th March 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 3: Monday 11th March 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 4: Monday 18th March 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 5: Monday 25th March 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 6: Monday 1st April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 7: Monday 8th April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 8: Monday 15th April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 9: Monday 22nd April 6.00pm – 8.30pm Taylor Hill Apiary
Week 10: Monday 29th April 6.00pm – 8.30pm Taylor Hill Apiary
The course fee is £102. You must be a full individual member of the HDBKA to join the course - membership costs £28 and can be purchased alongside the course booking below.
Book Your Place
The course is limited to 20 students due to classroom capacity and to ensure we can provide adequate post-course support to our new bee keepers.
Sorry, this course is now fully booked. If you wish to add your name to our reserve list, please use the contact form below.