Handling skills - adding finesse to how you open, inspect, and close colonies. Everything from how to hold frames to what to do with your tools and smoker so you can be calm and coordinated;
Queen raising - simple non-grafting methods for raising and introducing queens, and thereby improving the quality of your stocks;
Swarm control - lose the panic and take it in your stride, with more understanding of why colonies swarm and straightforward methods for dealing constructively with swarming colonies;
Nucleus making - the 'swiss army knife' of beekeeping, nucleus colonies have a wide range of management uses. Learn to make various types of nucs for different situations, and the uses they can be put to.
Diseases and varroa - keeping colonies healthy through awareness of disease signs, and practice of treatments and manipulations in response to common health problems.
The Summer School makes excellent preparation for those who are considering the BBKA General Husbandry assessment, covering many of the more challenging practical aspects.