Would you like to start keeping bees? Why dont you join us on one of our training days, where we’ll talk you through all the basic principles of beekeeping
Paul, Claire & Sally will teach you the art of beekeeping at Endon Quarry Apiary in Kerridge Cheshire. Between us we have nearly 20 years of commercial beekeeping experience and would love to share our knowledge. Join us for a full day’s learning where we will teach the basic theory & practical skills needed to be able to keep your own bees.
Our one-day ‘Basics in Beekeeping’ course combines basic theory & practical hands-on beekeeping in a relaxed environment. We aim to leave all our newBEE’s confident in being able to care for their own colony of bees.
The course runs from 10am - 4pm at the Endon Quarry Apiary.
Maximum 10 people per course (minimum age 16years)
Full course details & terms and conditions below:
What you'll learn:
The day will begin with refreshments and a theory presentation in our beekeeping warehouse, going through topics such as:
The lifecycle of the honeybee, what is swarming, pests and diseases, which hive to choose and different equipment available. You will get your own printed copy of the presentation, to look back on later.
We’ll aim to have lunch at 1pm
For the afternoon, we’ll get you kitted out in a bee suit and hands on down at the on-site apiary. We’ll help you to build your knowledge and confidence in opening a hive and knowing what to look for to keep your colony healthy. We’ll show you the types of bees and the different jobs they are doing in different parts of the hive. At the end of the day, we’ll give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
What you need to know:
Our ‘Basics in beekeeping’ course will run from 10am - 4pm including refreshments and lunch.
We will provide bee suits and gloves.
Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
Bring a pair of wellies
All delegates will be required to sign a declaration to be able to partake in the course
For ages 16years and upwards.
Course booking confirmation will be emailed to you along with details and directions to the Apiary.
Terms and Conditions:
Unfortunately, we can't control the weather. If, on the day it is too cold or wet to inspect the bees, then we will re-book the practical session and the morning theory will run as planned.
If you are unable to attend the course after booking and get in touch with us at least one month before, we will try to move you to another course date during the same season.
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable for all cancellations. If you cancel your place less than one month before the course date, we are unable to refund your purchase.