Introduction to Beekeeping Course
A 5-week course is held at the Association apiary each year. Contact the Education Officer for more information. The course covers the following topics:
- choice of hive,
- essential equipment,
- basic honey
- bee biology and behaviour,
- 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 below: