Beekeeping

Bees are not only essential to the environment (60% of food plants depend on honey bees for pollination) but these highly sophisticated insects are also a real pleasure to keep.

Our beekeeping courses are suitable for the beginner through to the experienced beekeeper and will help you discover the joys of beekeeping.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on enquiries@bca.ac.uk and someone will come back to you as soon as possible. Joining instructions are traditionally sent out two weeks prior to the course date.

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Available Courses

  • Beekeeping Taster - September 2019

    About the course

    Areas of Study:

    Find out what it’s like to stand in front of an open hive of bees and see what’s going on. This taster is also a great opportunity to discuss what keeping bees entails.

    Cost

    £28.00

    Course Dates

    Saturday 14th September 2019; 2pm – 4pm

    Entry Requirements

    N/A

    All necessary equipment will be provided on the day.

    Course Duration

    2 Hours

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  • The Theory of Bees and Beekeeping

    About the course

    Areas of Study:

    Keep bees successfully by understanding the species and their natural behaviour. Discover how to manage and get the best from them. As well as management, topics will include: Equipment, Siting bees, Feeding and extracting honey.

    Please be aware that this is a classroom-based course.

    Cost

    £100.00

    Course Dates

    Mondays at 7:30pm – 9:30pm running from 4th February 2019 – 4th March 2019

    Entry Requirements

    N/A

    Course Duration

    5 Weeks

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  • Beekeeping – Practical - Day

    About the course

    An ideal programme for those who want to develop confidence and experience at handling bees.

    Areas of Study:

    • How to handle and manage a colony of honey bees
    • Finding and marking the Queen
    • Looking and interpreting what is going on inside the hive

    Please note: Numbers are limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

    Cost

    £160.00

    Course Dates

    Mondays 3.30pm – 5.30pm running 29/04/2019 – 01/07/2019

    Please note the course will not run on Monday 6th May or Monday 10th June.

    Entry Requirements

    N/A

    All necessary equipment will be provided on the day.

    Course Duration

    8 Weeks

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  • Beekeeping - Practical - Evening (FULLY BOOKED)

    About the course

    An ideal programme for those who want to develop confidence and experience at handling bees.

    Areas of Study:

    • How to handle and manage a colony of honey bees
    • Finding and marking the Queen
    • Looking and interpreting what is going on inside the hive

    Please note: Numbers are limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis. It’s also worth noting that bees, by nature, are more active during the daytime, so please consider this when making your decision as to whether you wish to study this course during the day or evening.

    Cost

    £160.00

    Course Dates

    Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm running 29/04/2019 – 01/07/2019

    Please note: The course will not run on Monday 6th May or Monday 10th June.

    Fully booked – Please be aware we are no longer accepting bookings for this course.

    Entry Requirements

    N/A

    All necessary equipment will be provided on the day.

    Course Duration

    8 weeks

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