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) 2024
20th / 21st April 2024
9am to 5pm on both days. | Kings Hill Nurseries, Kings Hill Lane. CV3 6PS
Limited to 20 participants
To sign up please go to Introduction to Beekeeping 2024
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 University and will give guidance on sourcing equipment and a colony of bees.
Towards the Basic 2023
Have you completed one or more seasons of beekeeping? If so, now is the time to prepare for The ‘Basic’ Assessment in Summer 2023. This is a practical assessment, usually done in our Training Apiary and arranged at a time to suit you.
The BBKA Basic Assessment is a confirmation of your Basic Beekeeping Skills and a requirement for entering other BBKA assessments. The syllabus for the Basic is on the BBKA web site.
Our branch runs a refresher course (Towards the Basic Course – ‘TTB’) which builds on your Introductory Course to allow help you undertake the assessment with confidence and enjoy it. These sessions will be led by a number of very experienced members of the Branch. After these sessions we will also do a practical apiary session and “mock” assessments before the real ones in the summer. Your basic assessment is done during the beekeeping season at a time which suits you. Dates, venues and costs of these sessions for 2024 will be announced shortly.