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Beginners Beekeeping Course

Learn how to keep bees

Mentored by


Promoting the hobby of beekeeping

Location address: Stowmarket, IP14 2BD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
4-week course £55
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
The course includes 4 evening theory sessions and usually 3 hive visits at a member’s apiary. You will be invited to handle bees with protective equipment available to borrow for the sessions. Our expert beekeepers will take you through the basic understanding of bees and beekeeping and introduce you to the skills and equipment you will need to get started. Topics covered are beekeeping equipment, types of hives and best locations, lifecycle of the honeybee, the beekeeper’s calendar, honeybee products, stings, swarms, diseases and hive manipulation. A beekeeping book is included in the course fee. Couples from the same household will each receive a different book. The course is run at the very beginning of the beekeeping year to set you up with the knowledge and skills you will need to start beekeeping effectively in the 2023 season. We will provide you with a free copy of one of the top beekeeping handbooks to take away from the course.
About your mentor
Promoting the hobby of beekeeping
Stowmarket and District Beekeeper Association has been a successful club for 75 years. We welcome new beekeepers who wish to learn how to keep honey bees successfully.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Understand the different categories of honeybees and their lifecycle
Aim 3
Be aware of diseases and threats to a hived honey bee colony
Aim 2
Learn about beekeeping equipment and hive manipulation
Aim 4
Learn about swarms, swarm control and swarm collection
Pricing information
Ticket name4-week course
Where we'll be
Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2BD
Risk Assessment
First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.