This Introduction to Beekeeping course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence.
This full day program is highly interactive and includes a hands-on hive opening at the club apiary. Background instruction incorporates equipment selection and bee biology in addition to details of the Apiary and Biosecurity Codes of Practice.
Our highly qualified tutors have experience with both conventional Langstroth, Flow and top bar hives.
The hive opening is weather dependent and in the event of completely unsuitable weather, we will schedule an alternative date or dates for the hive inspection.
A certificate of completion will be awarded once the online quiz has been successfully attempted.
No previous experience is required, and loan protective equipment is available for the hive session. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
Note: You can register additional participants (eg family members) at a reduced cost - only one copy of the textbook will be provided.
Quotes from RECENT participants
… very well run, very well catered for, very informative and hence very enjoyable.
Great Course, far more valuable than I thought it would be.
A very valuable day, and so wonderful having so many of the club members there to share their knowledge.
So great to connect with so many very knowledgeable people about keeping bees. Thanks for a very well-run day.
I found the session to be a valuable learning experience. Each speaker plus the discussions were informative and interesting both for the novice (me) and I daresay for a practiced beekeeper.
Learned so much, awesome presenters, great hands on, food was nice.
Great course, highly recommended to persons that are considering in keeping bees. The course was presented professionally, comprehensive detailed and easy to understand.