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,
- 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.