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
Each Summer, WLKB offers one or more "Taster Days". These provide the opportunity to handle bees (if the delegate wishes), and decide whether beekeeping is for you. Others attend just for general knowledge and personal satisfaction.
Further information on our Beekeeping Taster Days
WLBK Introduction to Beekeeping Course (ITB)
W&L Beekeepers holds a one evening per week Introduction to Beekeeping Course for around six weeks covering the major basic theory elements of managing honey bees. The course enables attendees to enjoy looking after their own beehives safely and competently and is a first step in beekeeping. The course complements hands-on training which is available at most of the branches that course participants may wish to join. Being a Member of Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers is not a pre-requisite to joining our Introduction to Beekeeping Course.
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.
Having received introductory theoretical and practical training during the first year of beekeeping, the branch then provides a pathway in year two onwards to more advanced training