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Duration: Half day experience / 2.5 full course

Price: £10

Contact: Robin Harman at Epping Forest Honey Co.

108 Palmerston Road
Buckhurst Hill

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Ever fancied becoming a beekeeper? Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one who has always wanted to learn beekeeping. Epping Forest Honey Co offer beekeeping courses for beginners in the Essex area that will provide you with enough beekeeping knowledge to look after your own colony of honey bees.

What to expect from your beekeeping course:
The introduction to beekeeping will begin in a local hall where budding beekeepers will learn beekeeping basics including the following:

What to expect from beekeeping and where you can place your hive.
The life cycle of the honey bee
Cost of bees, equipment and where and what to purchase (please do not buy anything before the course as it is a minefield).
Swarm control.
Making of frames.
Extraction methods.
BBKA / Insurances, National Bee Unit and Epping Forest Beekeepers Association.

For more information please contact us via the link above.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments
All protective equipment.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends