Beginners Beekeeping Course

Learn how to keep bees

Mentored by

Stowmarket and District Beekeeper Association

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

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
4-week course £55
Next date: Wednesday 28th Feb,
A summary
The course offers an introduction to beekeeping for those interested in learning about these fascinating creatures and might like to start keeping bees. Expert beekeepers will take you through the basic understanding of bees and beekeeping, giving you the skills and knowledge to get you started. Topics include the lifecycle of honeybees and the colony; types of hives and where to site them and the equipment needed; the beekeeper's calendar - swarms, manipulation, diseases, honey extraction and honeybee products, feeding and stings. The course consists of 4 theory sessions in late winter and up to 3 practical sessions at members' apiaries in April/May, preparing you to take on your first colony in 2024.. A beekeeping book is include in the course fee. Couples from the same household will each receive a different book
About your mentor
Stowmarket and District Beekeeper Association
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. We are a small club who are passionate about bees and helping new beekeepers in Stowmarket and surrounding areas. All beekeeping enthusiasts, from beginners to experienced, are welcome in our community.
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

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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.