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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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments
All protective equipment.


Robin Harman at Epping Forest Honey Co.
108 Palmerston Road
Buckhurst Hill
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Suitable for

  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners

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2 days (9:00am to 5:00pm)

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