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 in March and is held over a weekend. 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 includes a hands-on session on how to assemble a frame. You will also visit our training apiary, subject to fine weather, where you will observe how to handle bees and equipment. 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.
18/19 March 2023 NOW FULL and 25/26 March 2023 LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – 9am to 5pm on both days. (Refreshments will be provided)
Venue: The training is provided at Kings Hill Nurseries, Kings Hill Lane. CV3 6PS, and a practical session at the Warwick and Leamington training apiary.
Cost: £80 per person
2023 Booking Form: Please complete the booking form HERE
See also our Practical Beekeeping Training Course