Beekeeping for Beginners
Our beginners' course is back for 2020 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: email@example.com
When and Where
The 2020 course consists of 5 Wednesday evening classroom sessions, plus 2 Saturday practical apiary sessions (weather permitting). If the weather is unsuitable for handling live bees on weeks 6 and 7, then we will have classroom sessions instead
Week 1: Wed 1st April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 2: Wed 8th April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 3: Wed 15th April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 4: Wed 22nd April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 5: Wed 29th April 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill Classroom
Week 6: Sat 2nd May 10.30am – 1.00pm Taylor Hill Apiary
Week 7: Sat 9th May 10.30am – 1.00pm 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.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis - you can book your place by paying with PayPal below.