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Date: Jan 11, 2018

Venue: Langham Community Center
Contact: Colchester Beekeepers

Event Details: A course run for those starting out in beekeeping. The course is based on the Bbka syllabus and it covers the theory, and will give you an understanding of bees, ...

Date: Jan 15, 2018

Venue: Woodhatch Centre, Reigate, Surrey
Contact: Gill Simpson

Event Details: An excellent 10 week theory course followed by four practical sessions in our training apiary near Dorking. Cost includes course notes and a copy of a well-known beekeeping m...

Date: Jan 20, 2018

Venue: Hayling Island Community Centre.
Contact: John Geden

Event Details: This is the third year that we have been running our very successful & Popular beginners intensive beekeeping course. The beginners course is run over three complete days...

Date: Jan 23, 2018

Venue: Titchfield Community Centre, Titchfield, Fareham
Contact: John Hoar

Event Details: A course run by Fareham and District Beekeepers' Association. Consists of 6 evening classes at Titchfield Community Centre and 4 practical sessions at our apiary at Manor Far...

Date: Jan 27, 2018

Venue: The Yew Tree, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye
Contact: Bees for Development

Event Details: Making straw skeps with Chris Park This one day Course will provide you with expert instruction in making a classic straw skep.  During the day all aspects...

Date: Jan 27, 2018

Venue: Whalebones Stable, Barnet.
Contact: Barnet and District Beekeepers Association

Event Details: Barnet Beekeepers are now enrolling new members in our in-depth beginners course - a year of beekeeping experience that will take you from you first look inside a hive to hel...

Date: Jan 27, 2018

Venue: The Folk Hall, 95 High Street, Portishead, Bristol
Contact: John Banks

Event Details:   An all day event aimed at encouraging all beekeepers to improve their bees. The purpose is to help all beekeepers to continuously assess their colonies, so they ha...

Date: Feb 05, 2018

Venue: BBKA headquarters, Stoneleigh
Contact: Maggie Curley

Event Details: Six consecutive Monday evenings starting on 5th February at BBKA headquarters run by Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers Theory and practical sessions with experience...

Date: Feb 10, 2018

Venue: The Yew Tree, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye
Contact: Bees for Development

Event Details: This is a unique Course, in which expert Chris Park will teach you how to weave a willow skep and how to cover it with cloom. During the day all aspects of beekeepi...

Date: Feb 10, 2018

Venue: Pentredwr Community Centre, Near Llangollen
Contact: South Clwyd Beekeepers Association

Event Details: South Clwyd Beekeepers Association has run a successful Intermediate/Improvers' Course for a number of years.  The course is aimed at consolidating and revising material...

Date: Feb 16, 2018

Venue: Oxleas Wood Apiary, Oxleas Woods, Greenwich
Contact: John Large

Event Details:   Comprising 8 evening classroom sessions covering the essential elements of beekeeping  with additional field and hands-on experience in the 30+ colony Oxleas...

Date: Feb 17, 2018

Venue: The Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall
Contact:

Event Details: This exciting event has been organised in response to the increased interest in native and near native honey bees. Many beekeepers now realise the benefits of working ...

Date: Feb 17, 2018

Venue: Hayling Island Community Centre.
Contact: John Geden

Event Details: This is the third year that we have been running our very successful & Popular beginners intensive beekeeping course. The beginners course is run over three complete days...

Date: Feb 18, 2018

Venue: Scarthwaite Hotel, Crook O' Lune
Contact: Fred Ayres

Event Details: If you have ever thought of owning a colony of honey bees but have been deterred by not knowing exactly what is involved, or how much time it might take, then this course is...

Date: Feb 21, 2018

Venue: Bishops Cannings , Wiltshire
Contact: Dick Church

Event Details: Introduction to Beekeeping 2018 Kennet Beekeepers Association are running a 14 hour  theory and practical course, taught by some of the county’s leading beekeepers ...

Date: Feb 22, 2018

Venue: Chelmsford Essex
Contact: Brian Spencer

Event Details: Chelmsford Beekeepers Theory course starts in February 2018 and runs over 5 evenings at our lecture room in Great Baddow Millennium Hall. Come and learn about honeybees, how ...

Date: Feb 24, 2018

Venue: Mantel Farm, Catsfield, East Sussex
Contact: Kerry Weller

Event Details: An intensive course to get you started, explaining everything you need to know about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your a...

Date: Feb 25, 2018

Venue: Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Contact: Gary Hammond

Event Details: Our very popular course run over 5 sessions for those who want to take up the fabulous craft of Beekeeping. This course is very popular and is always fully booked, so please ...

Date: Feb 26, 2018

Venue: Dallinghoo Jubilee Hall
Contact: Jeremy Quinlan

Event Details: This will be the first of five 2 hour sessions on successive Monday evenings; it will be followed by two practical days. Cost £50; two at the same address for the same fee. ...

Date: Mar 01, 2018

Venue: West Wales
Contact:

The Teifiside Beekeepers' Association (TBKA) Introduction to Beekeeping Course is due to start on Thursday 1st March 2018. There will be four theory session in Llangoedmor, Cardigan (Thursday ...

Date: Mar 03, 2018

Venue: Hall H3, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Contact:

Event Details: Come to the biggest beekeeping show in 2018 Booking for Beetradex 2018 will take place from 1st December 2017 to 18th February 2018 Details of Beetradex 2018 ...

Date: Mar 03, 2018

Venue: Sacrewell Mill Farm
Contact: Peterborough Beekeepers

Event Details: 6 week course to learn how to start to keep bees ...

Date: Mar 03, 2018

Venue: Rudgwick Village Hall, Bucks Green, West Sussex
Contact: John Glover

Event Details: Suitable for Beginners, Improvers and Non - Beekeepers. The course is suitable for those who wish to discover what is involved in keeping bees. It is also suitable for th...

Date: Mar 09, 2018

Venue: Greenmount Campus, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
Contact: David McCartney

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW The Conference focuses on real beekeeping issues and is designed to cater for the needs of all beekeepers - from the inexperienced to those who have been beekeepers for ...

Date: Mar 10, 2018

Venue: Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
Contact: Brown Paper Tickets

Event Details: 'Bee Improvement Day for All' - BIBBA Roger Patterson: Roger Patterson started beekeeping in 1963 as a teenager in his native West Sussex, keeping about 130 colonies fo...

Date: Mar 10, 2018

Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Keele University
Contact: Angela Fearon

Event Details: This course has been designed to give a detailed introduction to those attracted to this hobby.  The one-day course will enable complete beginners to make a c...

Date: Mar 17, 2018

Venue: Patchwork Traditional Food Company, Ruthin
Contact: South Clwyd Beekeepers Association

Event Details: South Clwyd BKA has run a successful beginners course for many years.  The course is suitable for those who want to start beekeeping and those who have recent...

Date: Mar 24, 2018

Venue: Ouseburn City Farm, Newcastle on Tyne
Contact: Ian Wallace

Event Details: Run over 4 half days on Saturdays, it covers everything that you need to know in order to manage a hive of bees. There's practical hands-on experience in the hive each sessio...

Date: Mar 24, 2018

Venue: Old Food Hall, Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground Builth Wells, Powys
Contact:

Event Details:   Tea and Coffee available from 0800 Old Food Hall, Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY Mynediad/Admission: Oedolion/Adults - £9.00...

Date: Apr 04, 2018

Venue: Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Rd, Shenley Wood
Contact: Tryphena Foster

Event Details: A 23 week course looking at everything you need to know about bee keeping.  The course will be run by our resident bee keeper, Mike Bensley. ...

Date: Apr 07, 2018

Venue: The Priory Centre, Church Rd, Stretton, Burton
Contact: Sam Hampton

Event Details: One Day Course on Swarm Management led by Tony Harris NDB. The course will cover:  Understanding honeybee swarming behaviour.  Prevention & control tech...

Date: Apr 08, 2018

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Hoddesdon, Herts
Contact: South East Herts Beekeepers Association

Event Details: Introduction course is for 6 weeks 2 - 4pm each Sunday. There are three classroom sessions, one practical (making frames up) & two Apiary visits to handle hives with bees...

Date: Apr 13, 2018

Venue: Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
Contact:

Event Details: Spring Convention 2018 13, 14 & 15 April 2018 The Spring Convention 2018 will be held once again at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF1...

Date: Apr 15, 2018

Venue: Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean
Contact: Bees for Development

Event Details: A weekend Course on sustainable beekeeping. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This Course is suitable for those with or withou...

Date: Apr 15, 2018

Venue: Hertford Club, Hertford, Herts
Contact: Dr Mike Cook

Event Details: The Course is run upon British Beekeeping Association syllabus and Involves three 2 hour lessons conducted in-doors and Two 2 hour lessons with hands-on practical bee & h...

Date: Apr 20, 2018

Venue: 1 Agincourt Street
Contact: Bees for Development

Event Details: We cover the different species of bees that are utilised world-wide, and introduce a range of topics concerning beekeeping in developing countries. Traini...

Date: Apr 21, 2018

Venue: Hinchingbrooke Country Park Apiary
Contact: Roger Wood

Event Details: Beginners Course. Two theory sessions followed by practical session. Assistance obtaining bees, hives and associated kit. Mentors provided by Association members only to cour...

Date: Apr 21, 2018

Venue: Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Contact: Paul Howe

Event Details: Beginners Course. Two half day theory sessions on 21st and 28th April followed by a further half day practical session TBA. Assistance in obtaining bees, hives and associated...

Date: Apr 21, 2018

Venue: Brinsbury Campus, Pulborough, West Sussex
Contact: Graham Elliott

Event Details: 43rd annual Bee Market and Auction.  Auction of bees and equipment at Brinsbury Campus, Pulborough.  Full details and entry form can be found at www.westsussexb...

Date: Apr 28, 2018

Venue: Woodland skills centre, Bodfari, Denbighshire
Contact: Rod Waterfield

Event Details: This course is aimed at people who are considering taking up beekeeping or wanting to learn more about bees. An intensive weekend course aims to provide a background into pra...

Date: Apr 28, 2018

Venue: Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Contact: Paul Howe

Event Details: Beginners Course. Two half day theory sessions on 21st and 28th April followed by a further half day practical session TBA. Assistance in obtaining bees, hives and associated...

Date: May 01, 2018

Venue: Rearsby
Contact: Dr Phil Shepherd

Event Details: A 10 week practical course starting on 1/5/2018 and meeting on Tuesday evenings thereafter.  All you need to know to look after your own bees. Th...

Date: May 01, 2018

Venue: Markfield Apiary
Contact: Dr Phil Shepherd

Event Details: A 10 week practical beekeeping course meeting Tuesday evenings to teach you all you need to know to look after your bees.  Very hands on participants will need...

Date: May 04, 2018

Venue: North Kilworth
Contact: Dr Phil Shepherd

Event Details: A 10 week practical beekeeping course to teach you all you need to know to look after your own bees. The course is very hands on so participants will need their own...

Date: May 04, 2018

Venue: Elm Farm, Six Score Road, Langtoft
Contact: Jez Rose

Event Details: If you've ever wanted to keep bees, there's no better time to begin! Whether you're keen to learn everything you need to know to get you started in hobby beekeeping, or simpl...

Date: May 06, 2018

Venue: Elm Farm, Six Score Road, Langtoft
Contact: Jez Rose

Event Details: If you've ever wanted to keep bees, there's no better time to begin! Whether you're keen to learn everything you need to know to get you started in hobby beekeeping, or simpl...

Date: May 12, 2018

Venue: Awbridge, near Romsey
Contact: Gillian Bird

Event Details: Organised by Romsey Beekeepers Association, this weekend course (12-13 May) is for complete beginners. It covers all the basic elements of beekeeping and includes a...

Date: May 12, 2018

Venue: Village Hall, Coed y Bryn, Nr Newcastle Emlyn
Contact: Marion Dunn

Event Details: Viewing will take place from 10.30 a.m., auction starts at 1 p.m. Please contact secretary@tbka.org.uk for entering bees and equipment into the auction. ...

Date: May 26, 2018

Venue: Woodland skills centre, Bodfari, Denbighshire
Contact: Rod Waterfield

Event Details: Mysterious, complicated, awesome ! Just some of the comments about bee swarming. If you are a beekeeper who has never quite got your head around swarming then this day course...

Date: May 26, 2018

Venue: E.H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd - Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby
Contact: Thornes

Event Details: All courses are run by Simon Croson, BBKA Qualified Beekeeper, and are held in our training room and our apiary at Rand. Includes a two hour practical session Course Cost...

Date: May 27, 2018

Venue: Colstoun Cookery School
Contact: Alison Henderson

Event Details: Full Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course, East Lothian Fun and relaxed one day course. Try your hand at beekeeping! Learn how to remove the honey crop from the hive A m...

Date: Jun 02, 2018

Venue: Three Roofs Apiary
Contact: Margaret Cowley

Event Details:   A 15-hour course running over five Saturday mornings. Dates for 2018 are: 2nd June 9th June 16th June 23rd June 30th June Each course runs from...

Date: Jun 16, 2018

Venue: Shire Hall, 3 Agincourt Square, Monmouth
Contact: Bees for Development

Event Details: Weekend Course on treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA. The Course will take a natural approach to beekeeping inclu...

Date: Jun 16, 2018

Venue: E.H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd - Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby
Contact: Thornes

Event Details: All courses are run by Simon Croson, BBKA Qualified Beekeeper, and are held in our training room and our apiary at Rand. Includes a two hour practical session Course Cost...

Date: Jun 16, 2018

Venue: Busybees, Bangor
Contact: Jonathan Garratt

Event Details: Weekend course (2 days) "Introduction to Beekeeping" 16th/17th June 2018 in Bangor, Gwynedd, N.Wales with Jonathan Garratt, Seasonal Bee Inspector. E-mail busyb...

Date: Jun 16, 2018

Venue: Dorking
Contact: Gill Simpson

Event Details: Our team of experienced beekeepers will provide participants with a great taste of what is involved in being a beekeeper.  Topics include: the beekeeping year, setting u...

Date: Jun 17, 2018

Venue: Colstoun Cookery School
Contact: Alison Henderson

Event Details: Full Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course, East Lothian Fun and relaxed one day course. Try your hand at beekeeping! Learn how to remove the honey crop from the hive A m...

Date: Jul 01, 2018

Venue: Colstoun Cookery School
Contact: Alison Henderson

Event Details: Full Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course, East Lothian Fun and relaxed one day course. Try your hand at beekeeping! Learn how to remove the honey crop from the hive A m...

Date: Jul 14, 2018

Venue: Elm Farm, Six Score Road, Langtoft
Contact: Jez Rose

Event Details: If you've ever wanted to keep bees, there's no better time to begin! Whether you're keen to learn everything you need to know to get you started in hobby beekeeping, or simpl...

Date: Aug 05, 2018

Venue: Colstoun Cookery School
Contact: Alison Henderson

Event Details: Full Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course, East Lothian Fun and relaxed one day course. Try your hand at beekeeping! Learn how to remove the honey crop from the hive A m...

Date: Aug 10, 2018

Venue: Newburgh Industrial Estate, Cupar Road, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6HA
Contact: Brian

FAMOUS THORNE SALE - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT BARGAINS IN FRAMES * HIVE PARTS * CLOTHING BARGAIN STEALS from only 50p WAX CONVERSION AVAILABLE ...

Date: Aug 11, 2018

Venue: Newburgh Industrial Estate, Cupar Road, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6HA
Contact: Brian

THORNES SALE DAY! Popular demand - Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bargains in Frames, Hive parts, Clothing Wax conversion available ...

Date: Sep 02, 2018

Venue: Colstoun Cookery School
Contact: Alison Henderson

Event Details: Full Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course, East Lothian Fun and relaxed one day course. Try your hand at beekeeping! Learn how to remove the honey crop from the hive A m...

Date: Sep 07, 2018

Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
Contact: Roger Patterson

Event Details: 3 day conference starting evening of Thursday 6th September, then 3 whole days 7th,8th,9th September.  Details of the conference can be found at https://bibba.com/e...

Date: Sep 08, 2018

Venue: Woodland skills centre, Bodfari, Denbighshire
Contact: Rod Waterfield

Event Details: This course is aimed at people who are considering taking up beekeeping or wanting to learn more about bees. An intensive weekend course aims to provide a background into pra...

Date: Sep 08, 2018

Venue: Oakley Green Farm, Oakley Green, Windsor
Contact: Bob

Thorne's of Windsor Bargains available ONLY on the Sale Days will include: Light refreshments will be available.   ...

Date: Sep 15, 2018

Venue: Chilbolton Down Farm, Chilbolton Down, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Contact: Lin

Thorne's of Stockbridge Bargains available ONLY on the Sale Days will include: Light refreshments will be available.   ...

Date: Oct 07, 2018

Venue: Colstoun Cookery School
Contact: Alison Henderson

Event Details: Full Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course, East Lothian Fun and relaxed one day course. Try your hand at beekeeping! Learn how to remove the honey crop from the hive A m...

Date: Oct 13, 2018

Venue: E.H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd - Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby
Contact:

THORNES SALE DAY! Popular demand - Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bargains in Frames, Hive parts, Clothing Wax conversion available ...

Date: Oct 25, 2018

Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey
Contact:

87th National Honey Show Thursday 25th October to Saturday the 27th October 2018     ...