Refresher/Intermediate Beekeeping Course

This is designed for people who have either attended the Introductory course and would like more information, or those who already keep bees and need to understand more advanced management techniques and methods, but within the ethical/sustainable framework.

This course is also aimed at those who have been keeping bees conventionally but would like to understand a more bee-centred approach. There will be an assumption that you are familiar with beekeeping principles and terminology, but this is a chance to discuss individual issues and share experiences if you would like to participate. Or just listen!

Topics covered include:

  • Swarming and bait hives
  • Foundationless frames and crossed comb
  • Colony growth and division
  • Honey harvest and extraction
  • Bee health and disease prevention
  • Forage provision for apiary sites

Refreshments: tea, coffee and homemade cake. Handout of the topics covered.

£40 per person, or £75 for two (booked at the same time) for the 2 hour session. Bespoke courses offered depending on requirements, and discounts available for multiple bookings.

2019 dates:

  • 9th February
  • 23rd March
  • 13th April
  • 13th July
  • 3rd August

Please email for more details, or to book.