Beginners Training Course

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Other branches in the area may be running beginners’ courses. Please check their web sites for details.

Each session will have a short talk and then a practical session (weather permitting) handling bees at our branch apiary (equipment provided). There is also guided reading using the BBKA beginners book (provided as part of the course).
1 – Honey bee life cycles – practice hive inspection (bee suits provided).
2 – Beekeeping equipment and personal kit – practice hive inspection.
3 – Bee diseases – practice disease inspection.
4 – Beekeeping year and preparing for winter – practice inspection.
5 – Honey extraction and other hive products