Beekeeping for Beginners
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
The course will cover the basic skills you need to manage your own colony of bees. It covers both important knowledge and hands-on practical skills including conducting hive inspections with live bees.
Who is it for?
The course is suitable for adults aged 16+.
No previous experience is necessary.
When and Where
We plan to start the course on Saturday 20th April 2024. The course combines 5 classroom sessions on Wednesday evenings with 3 practical hands-on sessions in our apiary on Saturday mornings. See the events calendar for all dates and times.
The practical sessions will be held at Taylor Hill and the classroom sessions at Broad Oak.
You will have continued access to the Association Apiaries on completion of the course, to help you with your onward learning and to build your confidence. This is very much encouraged. Many attendees also pair up with a more experienced "bee buddy" from the Association.
If you'd like to discuss the course, please contact the Association Secretary via our Contact Form.
The course fee is £100. You must be a Full Individual member of the HDBKA to join the course - membership costs £30 and can be purchased alongside the course.
Terms & Conditions
The following terms apply to registrations for the beginners' course:
Book Your Place
To request a place on the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org