Beekeeping for Beginners
Update 23rd November 2017 - Sorry the 2018 course is now fully booked.
Our beginners' course is back for 2018 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 2018 course consists of 8 Wednesday evening classroom sessions and 2 Saturday morning practical sessions 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: Wed Jan 24th 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 2: Wed Jan 31st 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 3: Wed Feb 7th 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 4: Wed Feb 14th 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 5: Wed Feb 21st 6.30pm – 8.45pm Broad Oak Bowling Club
No course session on 28th Feb as we have a club event.
Week 6: Wed Mar 7th 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 7: Wed Mar 14th 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 8: Wed Mar 21st 6.30pm – 8.45pm Taylor Hill College
Week 9 Sat Mar 31st 10.30am – 1.00pm Taylor Hill College
Week 10 Sat April 7th 10.30am – 1.00pm Taylor Hill College
The course fee is £100. 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 the 2018 course is now fully booked.