Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers (WLBK) offers training at Introductory. Intermediate and Advanced levels, as well as providing workshops such as skep-making, swarm collection and making use of wax.
WLBK Taster Days
WLBK Introduction to Beekeeping Course (ITB)
WLBK "Hands on" Practical Beekeeping Training (PBT)
For those wanting to complement theory with practice, our branch will then provide its novice members with a more experienced beekeeper as a mentor, one evening per week practical training at our training apiary near Kenilworth/Warwick Uni and will give guidance on sourcing equipment and a colony of bees.
British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) Basic Assessment
Year two will normally involve managing colonies more independently, but with ongoing support as required. In either years two or three, many beekeepers prepare for and take a "Basic Assessment". This is an enjoyable practical/verbal assessment administered by the British Beekeepers' Association to confirm that a minimum standard of competence has been reached for a person to be referred to as a "beekeeper". The branch provides a short refresher course to help in the preparation for the assessment.
Having received introductory theoretical and practical training during the first years of beekeeping, the branch then provides a pathway in the following years towards more advanced training.