Thinking of becoming a Beekeeper?
Our beginner courses are aimed at those who are interested in taking up the wonderful hobby of beekeeping as well as those who just would like to learn more about beekeeping. We are delighted to offer beginners’ training courses for 2022. You will have the option of a classroom based course at Stockwood Park in Luton held on Sunday mornings over 6 weeks starting on the 20th February or an online-only course held on Tuesday evenings over 8 weeks starting on the 15th February. The courses cover basic theory and handling of bees and are delivered by experienced beekeepers. Numbers attending the live course are limited but all joiners will have access to the material used for the online course. The course fee is £72 and includes access to the training, additional handout material and full membership of Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association until 31st December 2022.
We believe it is important for new beekeepers to get experience working with live bees under the guidance of an experienced beekeeper ideally before getting bees of their own. Thus, in addition to the theory course, we very much hope that those who have completed the classroom or online course will take the opportunity to experience practical hands-on beekeeping at the Association teaching apiaries during the beekeeping season.
Please note that the planned operation of the classrom based course and the practical training sessions is subject to change if this is necessary to conform to pertaining Covid-19 related restrictions.
To join one of our courses, please see Events on our BedsBKA Home Page
If you are interested in our 2022 beginner training but require more information please contact-us.