Book your place on our 2020 Training Courses

Introductory Course (Saturday 5th September): This one day course provides a discussion of the role & natural history of bees, the hives & equipment we use, nutrition requirements of bees, a year in the life of a beekeeper, and the problems faced by honey bees and how the beekeeper can overcome them. Experienced beekeepers then guide the students through hive inspections to gain hands on experience of opening hives and handling frames of bees...

A One Day Introduction to the Magic of Beekeeping

In early September we gave 18 people a taster of the art of beekeeping on our 1 day Introductory Course. We provided a talk covering the basics of bees and beekeeping: The hives we use to keep our bees and the equipment needed The roles of bees and their natural history Food requirements of honey bees and pollination A year in the life of honey bees The problems suffered by honey bees Hive inspections were guided by our experienced members where ...

2019 Basic Beekeeping Course Congratulations

We'd like to congratulate all the students who have just completed our 2019 Basic Beekeeping Course. The theory and practical sessions provided you with all the information and experience you need to get started in beekeeping and will stand you in good stead when you decide to take the BBKA Basic Certification (hint!) It's been a very enjoyable group and we hope you will join us on our Thursday evening apiary sessions to continue learning and making fr...

Asian Hornets

The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees because they will kill them when they need protein to feed their own larvae. Asian hornets are established in much of Europe, including France, They were found in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire in September 2016. The National Bee Unit found and destroyed a nest, which they believe was the ...

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