Introduction to Beekeeping 2024

April 27th until June 15th

This is an 8-week course from April 27th until June 15th. All lessons are on Saturday mornings between 10am until 1pm. It’s designed to give a basic understanding of honey bees and provide a flexible management plan to help you look after your own colony during your first season. Each lesson will combine theory and practical work both in the classroom and outside in the teaching apiary.

Bee suits and gloves will be provided, but you will need to bring wellies, or boots, to cover your ankles. There will be plenty of handouts to complement the course content. The dates are:

1) April 27th
2) May 4th
3) May 11th
4) May 18th
5) May 25th
6) June 1st
7) June 8th
8) June 15th

Course tutors: Martin Hann and Clare Densley
Venue: Bee barn and Teaching Apiary at Buckfast Abbey

Price: £150
Limited to 10 people

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