Beginning Your Beekeeping Weekend

Beginning Your Beekeeping Weekend



A Weekend Course

  Beginning Your Beekeeping  

A more intensive course than our evening course to get you started, explaining more about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your apiary, the bees management and pests and diseases. Not forgetting when and how to extract that lovely honey.



Course Programme:
2 days, 9.30am - 4.30pm


What To Expect:



------ DAY 1 ------

1. The Honey Bee
The bee colony, biology and life cycle

2. Equipment and Costs
Hive equipment, frames, wax, tools, personal protection

------ BREAK FOR LUNCH ------

3. The Apiary
Apiary layout, siting the hives, responsibilities and safety

4. Managing Honey Bee Colonies
Inspections, swarm control, uniting and moving colonies

------ DAY 2 ------

5. Bee Health and Diseases
Bee diseases, pests & other problems, how to recognize & treat them

------ BREAK FOR LUNCH ------

6. The Importance of Plants
Requirements of honeybees and other pollinators

7. Honey Harvest
Honey extraction & handling, equipment & costs

8. Information, Help and Support
Resources, books, magazines, local organizations, obtaining bees



An informal couple of days spent with others interested in beekeeping.  A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to see the different equipment available, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away.

Where the bees and weather allow, this course will include an inspection of a hive.

Lunch will be provided, including tea, coffee, water, and a 'honey-themed' cake.

Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just short walk down our track.

Please arrive at 9.15 for a prompt 9.30am start


What To Bring:

Just bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook and any questions you may have, along with a bee suit, wellies and gloves (please contact us in advance if you need to borrow any items).

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


Course Tutors


Amanda Millar


Mike Cullen


Jill Sales

Amanda is a professional ecologist who has been keeping up to 25 colonies of bees for about fifteen years.   Mike has been a Beekeeper since 1972 and has attained many BBKA modules.   Jill keeps up to 6 colonies of bees and has been both teaching and beekeeping for many years.

Amanda Millar - Beekeeping Course Tutor

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Mike Cullen - Beekeeping Courses Tutor

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Jill Sales - Beekeeping Courses Tutor

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This £198 training voucher would make a perfect present. Entitles the bearer to book a place on one of our beekeeping weekend training courses.

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