Beekeeping Courses

Introduction to Beekeeping for Beginners

Venue: Lyndhurst Community Centre. SO43 7NY

Duration: 7 evenings; 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Our next course is in March 2020.

We will re-open our enquiries tab for next year in September 2019

Intended for anybody who is thinking of starting beekeeping, our "Introduction to Beekeeping for Beginners" course comprises seven evening classes and a hands-on ‘Meet the Bees’ visit to an apiary.

This course and subsequent membership support, should you decide to join, will get you started in your new life as a Beekeeper

The evening classes run from; 7:30-9:30 pm; at Lyndhurst Community Centre SO43 7NY.

Topics covered will include:-

  • Bee Biology and Life cycle
  • Beekeeping best practice, including hygiene, swarm management, and disease recognition
  • Beekeeping history, including the development of the modern hive and other hardware
  • Equipment needed for both bees and beekeeper
  • Honey extraction, jarring, and labelling, plus honey regulations (law)

Each beginner beekeeper who joins our association will be offered practical training and support.

The course fee includes a copy of the Haynes Bee Manual.

N.B. The hands-on ‘Meet the Bees’ apiary session is weather dependent, so will be arranged accordingly.

Cost : TBC

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