Beekeeping Courses, Winter 2016-17

This series of talks is aimed at new or would be beekeepers and will cover the basics of the craft in 6 theory sessions. These evening meetings will usually be a talk supported by a presentation, demonstrations of equipment or examples of colony manipulations. These sessions will be lead by an experienced beekeeper.

Meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the month from October to April with no meeting in January.

Dates: October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th, February 1st, March 1st and April 5th.

The topics covered will include:

Starting out in beekeeping, basic equipment, the natural history of the honey bee and record keeping, bee health and common diseases, swarm management and tasks through the year.

Refreshments will be available and there will be plenty of opportunity to talk to other beekeepers.

Meetings will be at The Woodmansey Village Hall, Long Lane, Woodmansey. HU17 0RN 7.30 to 9.30pm.
£45 for members of Beverley Beekeepers, £50 for non members


To book a place please contact Stewart Beckett


In addition Beverley Beekeepers has a full programme of Winter Meetings on various topics related to beekeeping to which all members are invited. These are held in Cottingham. Details will be available on the website under Events sub-menu.

Practical Beekeeping Courses, Spring & Summer 2016

Practical Beekeeping Courses – Taster, Six-week course, Mentoring

We are running a taster session on Saturday May 14th at 10.00 at our Beverley apiary. This is intended to give absolute beginners an opportunity to explore the inside of a beehive. It will last about 2 hours. Experienced beekeepers will be on hand to answer all your questions so that you can decide if beekeeping is something you want to take further. You will then be able to book our beginners course. The cost is £10 and includes protective clothing.

Our practical beekeeping course will start on Thursday 26th May at 6.30 pm at our Beverley apiary and continues each Thursday until June 30th. Each session will last about 2 hours, protective equipment and course notes are provided. The cost is £50 and includes friends membership of Beverley BKA until September 2016 (existing members fee – £45).

We also run mentoring for those of you who are available on Thursday mornings throughout the beekeeping year. This starts in April and continues every week until October. We meet at the apiary at 10.00 and look after the hives for a couple of hours. This is an excellent way to learn beekeeping. Cost is the same as the six-week course.

Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above as soon as possible as demand is usually high. You may book mentoring, six-week course with taster, six-week course without taster, or just taster.
Any questions please call me on 01482-633523.

Best wishes,
Stewart Beckett – Course Organizer.