2019 Beekeeping Course


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The 2019 Theory course runs for 22 evenings starting on March 28th with 4 theory sessions which will then be followed by 18 practical sessions from May through to September. Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the course will be Hanley Swan Village Hall, then the Twyning Apiary for the practical sessions. 



2019 Beginners Practical Sessions

The practical Thursday evening sessions will be held at our training apiary in Twyning .  We will provide bee suits for you to use at the Thursday evening sessions. Please do not bring your own. You will also need wellies and a pair of beekeeping gloves or good quality ‘Marigold’ gloves.  The exact start date is very much subject to weather and we will communicate the start date when known. It is likely to be around 25th April 2019.

Please note that these sessions are only for current theory course members or for those doing the practicals before the theory part next year



2019 Improver Sessions
(Open to all membership – free of charge)

We hope to run a number of improver (members not in their beginners year) evenings throughout the 2019 season at member apiary sites.  Full details will be published once the schedule is set.

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2019 Bee Ready
(Open to all membership - free of charge)


 An afternoon of helpful tips & guides on preparing your apriary and beekeeping equipment in   readyness for   the coming seaon.  Held at Hanley Swan Village Hall on Feburary 22nd. Please see   the event calendar for   details.


2019 Nosema, Disease Recognition & Bio-Security Course
(Open to all membership - free of charge)
This course will run in April 2019 at Hanley Swan Village Hall.


2019 Bee Safari   
(Open to all membership – free of charge)
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Other Training
(Open to all membership [some topics subject to experience] free of charge)


If you are interested in training for any of the following, please let us know by sending details in an e-mail and we will try to organise appropriate (self-help workshop) sessions.

  • BBKA Basic Beekeeping Assessment
  • BBKA Beekeeping Theory Modules
  • BBKA Microscopy
  • Pollen Identification
  • Queen rearing
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