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)
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.
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