Beekeeping Taster Day

WLBK offer a one day beekeeping taster day for those assessing whether keeping bees is viable in their particular circumstances. Delegates have an opportunity to handle bees (but certainly don't have to!), provided the weather is suitable.  Furthermore, as well as background information about bees, the event covers practical considerations such as equipment required, where to obtain it & costs. We provide information about the annual beekeeping husbandry process, how much time it takes, and where bees can be kept.

Our Taster Day is aimed at giving you an overview of what keeping bees involves thereby helping you decide whether or not you would like to take up this fascinating hobby.

Covering :

  • The honey bee’s characteristics and organisation
  • What’s inside a hive
  • Where bees can be kept
  • The equipment required
  • The cost and time involved
  • What the beekeeper has to do throughout the year.

There will, subject to the weather, also be an opportunity, to get close to some bees under the supervision of a beekeeper.

This year's Taster Day will take place at BBKA Headquarters at Stoneleigh on Sunday the 1st of September.

We will be limited to 25 places, and the cost  will be £35.00 per person.

To apply for a place on the Taster Day, please click here and complete and submit the application form.

If you have any queries about the Beekeeping Taster Day, please contact Paul Day

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