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Starting Right With Bees 2023
May 2023 (Dates to be confirmed)

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in taking up beekeeping or those with some experience who may wish to broaden their knowledge.

The course will include weekly visits to the apiary (weather permitting) to enable students to gain practical experience with the bees, followed by a talk and group discussion.

Topics covered will include:

  • The life-cycle of the honey bee
  • The history of the honey bee
  • Seasonal bee management
  • The control and prevention of swarming
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • Honey production and processing
  • Bee pests and diseases

Demonstrators and Speakers - learn from experienced and professional beekeepers

The course will run weekly on Mondays 6-8pm, giving eight sessions in all.

Course fees: 

  • £70 for members of Barnsley or W&P BKA 
  • £100.00 for non-members - includes membership of Barnsley or W&P BKA for the remainder of the current year. 

Refreshments and course notes will be provided.

A limited number of nucleus colonies of bees may be available for purchase to new beekeepers only.

Please use the below email form to express an intrest and find out more about the "Starting Right With Bees 2023" course. 

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