An Introduction to Beekeeping

Posted on: April 16th, 2017 by

Introduction to Beekeeping Course

The Association offers a short Introduction to Beekeeping course of five evening sessions in May-June. This is held at their apiary near Marazion, and it covers the basic information necessary to start keeping honey bees. This includes :

  • choice of hive,
  • essential equipment,
  • basic honey
  • bee biology and behaviour,
  • swarming,
  • how to keep your bees healthy,
  • how to set up your apiary,
  • where to obtain bees, and
  • how to get the best advice.

It includes a practical session opening a hive and learning how to handle hive parts and bees.

We emphasise that this is but a short basic course and encourage participants to follow it up with a more comprehensive Beginners Course such as the one run at Rosewarne College – see elsewhere.

We also encourage participants to join their local beekeeping association.

Further details will be available from the Association in the New Year.