Training and courses


Due to the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governmental advice on social gatherings, all courses are postponed until further notice.



Waveney Beekeepers run two 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. Social membership of the Waveney Beekeepers club is also included.

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.


2020 Beekeeping Courses

There are 2 opportunities to attend a beginners beekeeping course this year and cover all the basics needed to begin keeping bees, although attending the Sunday surgeries is also recommended.


1st Beginners Course dates are 18th, 25th February and 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st March.

2nd Beginners Course dates are 21st, 28th April and 5th, 19th, 26th May and 2nd June. ( Spaces still available )

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

Contact Us Sheet Link