Beekeeping Courses

Improvers Course 2018

This course is for any beekeeper who has completed their Introductory or Beginners training and is in their second or later years of beekeeping.

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Introduction to Beekeeping for Beginners

Venue: Lyndhurst Community Centre. SO43 7NY

Duration: 8 evenings; 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Fully Booked For 2018. The rest of the page is just for information. Next course is planned for March 2019

(However there is a Beekeeping Taster day at the Countryside Education Trust on May 12th 2018 if you would like to get some hands on experience this year)

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Intended for anybody who is thinking of starting beekeeping, our "Introduction to Beekeeping for Beginners" course comprises eight evening classes and a hands-on ‘Meet the Bees’ visit to an apiary.

This course and subsequent membership support, should you decide to join, will get you started in your new life as a Beekeeper

The evening classes run from; 7:30-9:30pm; at Lyndhurst Community Centre SO43 7NY.

Topics covered will include:-

  • Bee Biology and Lifecycle
  • Beekeeping best practice, including hygiene, swarm management, and disease recognition
  • Beekeeping history, including the development of the modern hive and other hardware
  • Equipment needed for both bees and beekeeper
  • Honey extraction, jarring, and labelling, plus honey regulations (law)

Each beginner beekeeper who joins our association will be offered practical training and support.

The course fee includes a copy of the Haynes Bee Manual.

N.B. The hands-on ‘Meet the Bees’ apiary session is weather dependent, so will be arranged accordingly.

Cost : TBC

For queries, please contact Graham Collins using the form below or phone 02380 862544.

  • This course is fully booked. you may use the form below to register an interest for the 2019 course

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