The “Introduction to Beekeeping” course is ideal for anyone who would like to keep honeybees. It provides comprehensive advice on how to start as a beekeeper. The course runs on six consecutive evenings. It provides each participant with the skills and knowledge to enjoy keeping bees safely and confidently.
The course will cover the basics of honeybee behaviour, and how, as a beekeeper, you house and care for the bees. You will receive advice on buying bees and equipment. It also incudes and a hands on session on how to build your own hive. Swarm management is also explained fully.
Those who subsequently join the branch can request the support of a mentor. Once the weather is warm enough for the bees to be flying trainees can attend branch training apiary sessions and handle live bees. Being a member of Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers is not a pre-requisite to joining Introduction to Beekeeping
This is a popular Course, so please book early if you wish to attend as places are limited.
Duration: One evening per week for six consecutive weeks, ( tea and coffee provided)
Venue: The training is provided at the location specified in the promotional liturature each year, and a practical session at the WLBK traing apiary.
See also our Practical Beekeeping Training Course