Course Dates 

March 2022

Classroom sessions will be held at The Dower House Hotel on the following dates;

March 22nd & 29th, April 5th & 12th  7:00-9:00pm (times may vary slightly)

Apiary sessions;

April 16th & 23rd* at 2pm

*this may be subject to change as it has to be warm enough to open the hives

PLEASE NOTE - We do continue to monitor COVID and should it be necessary nearer the time, classroom sessions will be switched to zoom calls.

 

 

Beginner Courses

From March onwards we run a number of beginner courses. 

The cost of the course is £70 and includes a copy of The BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) Guide to Beekeeping.

The course comprises of three or four classroom sessions followed by two visits to the apiary*

Classroom sessions tend to be on a weekday evening and apiary visits on a Saturday afternoon.

Beginners will be required to have a beesuit, marigold gloves and boots or wellingtons.

Course content includes;

* Beekeeping and the colony

* Types and components of a hive

* The beekeeping year

* Queens, drones and swarms

* Colony health

Beginners will finish the course with the knowledge and ability to conduct a full hive inspection, and be ready for getting started with their own hive

* Beginners are then welcome to come along to the apiary sessions for the rest of the summer for further learning and support.

TO ATTEND A COURSE PLEASE OBTAIN A FORM BY EMAILING THE SECRETARY HERE

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