Advanced training for beekeepers

Building skills and confidence. Making the transition from novice to competent beekeeper. Opening horizons and de-mystifying the craft of beekeeping. Encouraging and developing 'thinking beekeepers'.

Short Courses

Weekend courses to advance specific skills and study for the beekeeper with 3 or more years of experience and who may be studying for the BBKA, SBA, WBKA, or FIBKA examinations and assessments.

Each course is a mix of theory, practice, and discussion appropriate to the subject matter. With 2 expert tutors and up to 12 students, attendees can really advance their skills and knowledge. Detailed course descriptions are given on the Short Courses page, or click below for a specific course of interest.

Honeybee Behaviour

Through understanding the natural behaviour of honeybees, we can better prepare ourselves as beekeepers to predict or respond to their needs.

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5th & 6th September 2020
Devon venue

Swarm Control

We will explore why honeybees swarm, and how beekeepers can detect, manage and control this swarming.

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19th & 20th September 2020
Devon venue

Anatomy & Dissection

Studying honeybee anatomy helps beekeepers understand how bees are able to carry out the many and varied tasks they perform.

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17th & 18th October 2020
Devon venue

3+ years of beekeeping and thinking

Where next...?

Advance your knowledge and skills with expert tutors at our week-long residential

Summer School

Practical beekeeping, Queen raising, Nuc making, Swarm control, Varroa management

2020 Summer School cancelled due to Coronavirus lockdown.
2021 dates TBC shortly.


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