Training and courses

Due to the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governmental advice on social gatherings, all courses will be run with COVID good practice in mind.

Waveney Beekeepers run beginners courses each spring.

The courses take place at Grange Farm, Barsham and consist of 6 Tuesday evening sessions of 1.5 hours and cover all the basic information required for new bee keepers.

Detailed notes will accompany a power point presentation of the basics of beekeeping along with some practical participation in hive and frame assembly and maintenance.

There are weekly Sunday surgeries held at the Group's apiary on Sunday mornings during the main Beekeeping season and you are encouraged to attend these in order to watch, at close quarters, the hives being inspected by an experienced beekeeper from the club. The club can provide protective bee suits and gloves to fit all sizes.

This is the best way to become relaxed at the hive and learn the basic techniques of beekeeping.

2022 Beginning Beekeeping Courses

All courses start time 7:30pm and finish time 9:00pm

First course starts 22nd February, second course starts 21st April and a Refresher course starts 4th October.

The courses will cover all the basics needed to begin keeping bees, although attending the Sunday surgeries is also recommended.

To apply to join a course, or for further information, please complete our Contact Us sheet.

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