We run training courses for Beginners
One day taster
Most years we run a taster course at the end of September. We hope this year we can resume taster days once Covid19 restrictions are eased. The day allows people to find out what's involved in beekeeping. Click here for a typical programme. Email Ted to book a place on the course.
Beginners (now taking enquiries for 2022)
If after this taster day you would like to find out more, we offer beginners a five week theory course (details here) starting in the Spring. After that you can come to the Branch Apiary each week and learn how to keep bees. You will then be in a good position to get your own bees.
The cost of the season's training programme is £130 (£4 per session!).
Following on from the Beginners course we run study groups to assist in passing the BBKA Basic Exam. We also offer an informal gathering to discuss ongoing seasonal management.
For specific learning we recommend that you consider the NDB excellent short courses.
Beginners apiary session