Firstly, thank you for visiting our website. At MUBKA we love bees, and we want to encourage people of any age who may be interested in keeping bees, or even joining us just for interest. Our Associate member grade costs only £5 per year (plus a single £10 joining fee) and gives you full access to our knowledge base and website.

As you will see from our Event Calendar, we have a wide range of activities to interest and support beekeepers throughout the year, and in particular during the beekeeping season. We start with a session explaining how to get yourself and your equipment ready for the bees’ rapid expansion in the spring and follow through with various events covering bee diseases, good practice and talks on general and specialist bee related subjects.

If you don’t currently have bees, we offer a Beginners’ Course which offers spectacular value. Starting in March every year, the £70 fee (plus membership fees) covers four 2 hour theory sessions and then Beginners only practicals every Thursday evening for the rest of the season, supervised by experienced beekeepers and which are held at our Training Apiary near Twyning.

After your first season, or if you are joining as an existing beekeeper, we have regular “Improvers” evenings to provide support and to encourage your development as a beekeeper. Social contact is important to us as well, and we usually end our sessions at the local pub.

I believe that we really have something for everyone who has even a passing interest in bees. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or would like to join our course.

John Moseley

Chairman MUBKA

2020 Basic Beekeeping Theory Course - MUBKA Members: 

Beginners CourseThe 2020 Theory course runs for 4 evenings starting on March 12th and finishing on April 2nd. Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the course will be Hanley Swan Village.


Duration: 4 Weeks
Price: £35  
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2020 Basic Beekeeping Practical Course - MUBKA Members: 

Beginners CourseThe 2020 Practical course runs for 16 evenings starting on April 22th  Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the practicals will be the MUBKA apriary at Tywining

Duration: 16 Weeks
Price: £65  
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2020 Basic Beekeeping Combined Theory & Practical Course - MUBKA Members: 

Beginners CourseThe 2020 Theory part of the course runs for 4 evenings starting on March 12th and finishing on April 2nd.  The venue for this will be Hanley Swan Village.

The 2020 Practical course runs for 16 evenings starting on April 22th  Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the practicals will be the MUBKA apriary at Tywining
Duration: 20 Weeks
Price: £90  
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2020 Basic Beekeeping Theory Course - Non MUBKA Members: 

Beginners CourseThe 2020 Theory course runs for 4 evenings starting on March 12th and finishing on April 2nd. Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the course will be Hanley Swan Village.

The total price will be £55 which includes £5 for membership of MUBKA for insurance purposes
Duration: 4 Weeks
Price: £50  
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2020 Basic Beekeeping Practical Course - Non MUBKA Members: 

Beginners CourseThe 2020 Practical course runs for 16 evenings starting on April 22th  Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the practicals will be the MUBKA apriary at Tywining

The total price will be £95 which includes £15 associate membership of MUBKA for insurance purposes
Duration: 16 Weeks
Price: £80  
Apply



2020 Basic Beekeeping Combined Theory & Practical Course - Non MUBKA Members: 

Beginners CourseThe 2020 Theory part of the course runs for 4 evenings starting on March 12th and finishing on April 2nd.  The venue for this will be Hanley Swan Village.

The 2020 Practical course runs for 16 evenings starting on April 22th  Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the practicals will be the MUBKA apriary at Tywining

There is a discount of £10 for taking the combined course. The total price will be £125 which includes £15 for associate membership of MUBKA for insurance purposes
Duration: 20 Weeks
Price: £120  
Apply
2020 Basic Beekeeping Theory Course

 

From 2020 the beginners course will be split into two seperate compnents., theory & practicals.

The theory course runs for 4 evenings starting on March 12th with 4 sessions. The venue for the course will be Hanley Swan Village Hall.

The practical seesions will start after the end of the theory part , usually towards the mid to end of April, depending on the local weather. They are held at thte MUBKA apriary at Twyining

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The theory course is an ideal introduction for those who want to start beekeeping or just learn about the subject. For those new to beekeeping and intending to keep bees we would recomend joining the combined course.

You can take either the theory or Practicals or for a reasonable discount, take the combined course which offers very good value for money and a very cost effective method of entering Beekeeping. At the end of the course particiapnts may have the oppertuntiy to purchaes a nucleus of bees to help start their own colonies & hives (depending on the season and avilalability)

Click HERE for further information and to apply to join either or both courses

 
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