One Day Beekeeping Course

One Day Beekeeping Course

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How can you condense in one day full immersion course all the knowledge and experience a beekeeper needs to acquire for looking after their own colony/ies of honeybees?  Well, to be honest you can’t really, so we aim to all participants to leave our course with a solid basic knowledge of the most important basics of beekeeping and beekeeping practices.


Topics to be covered

  • Worker bees, drones and queens
  • Apiary and environment
  • Beehives: components and sections
  • Inspections: why and what to look for
  • Bee health
  • Rearing your own queens
  • Extracting honey
  • Overwintering colonies


Our one day beekeeping course is structed in 3 parts:

  • Part One - Learning with written material to take away with you
  • Part Two - Hands on inspecting colonies of honeybees
  • Part Three - Discussion/re-cap of what was covered during the day.


Course Timetable:

09.30am till 12.00 for Part One

12.00 Lunch Break – please come with your packed lunch, drinks are provided

12.30 to 14.30 for Part Two

14.30 to 15.00 Part Three


Aim of the course:

to all those people interested in becoming beekeepers and those ones wanting to brush up on their beekeeping skills.    So you may have already decided to become a beekeeper, or you feel a bit unsure what is like to be a beekeeper.  You may have been a beekeeper some time ago looking for a refresh course or you currently are a beekeeper looking for some additional hands on experience and knowledge.  The course is a fine balance between theory and practice.


Beesuits and gloves are provided, please come with suitable closed shows, boots or wellies at best.  You will be issued with a Certificate at completion of the course.  And also rewarded with a jar of local raw honey, and 10% discount voucher valid for 10 days on more honey or natural skin care products.


We are able to communicate in English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Demonstrations are weather dependent as it is not possible to open the hives when it is raining or if it is too cold. In this situation, the course will be rearranged

If the forecast is not good enough for us to open the hives we will re-schedule the course date. In the unlikely event that we don't have enough participants to run the course may ask you to change your booking.


Course dates:

Sunday May 2nd - 4 spaces still available

Wednesday May 5th - 3 spaces still available

Saturday June 05th - Fully booked, sorry.

Wednesday June 9th - Fully Booked sorry.

Sunday July 4th


Please specify which date you wish to attend.


We are a Bee Farmer, running thirty three apiaries in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.


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Perry Hill

Phone: 07713 643261

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