2022 One Day Beekeeping Course

2022 One Day Beekeeping Course


We aim to provide all participants with a solid knowledge 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 15.30 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.

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 15th - fully booked, sorry

Sunday June 19th - fully booked, sorry

New Date: Sunday June 26th

Sunday July 17th - three places left

New Date: Sunday August 28th