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Beekeeping for beginners intensive weekend course

Beekeeping for beginners intensive weekend course

Duration: 2 days

Price: £145

Book with: Pete Barrar
at National Beekeeping Centre Wales

Henfaes Farm
Abergwyngregyn
Llanfairfechan
Gwynedd
LL33 0LB
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About the Course

Beginners Beekeeping Courses

If you’re a novice or about to start beekeeping and want to learn to keep bees, then we have just the course for you. Book online through our own website secure payment service when you click "BOOK NOW". It is that simple! Please click the contact button above for more details.

There are 3 dates to choose from. Each course is stand alone and beginners only need to attend one weekend course.


Included in the price of the course is a tasty two-course lunch on both-days, materials and the use of protective equipment. Bring your own wellies.

Each weekend course starting at 09:30 will cover the following topics and will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have during the day ending at 17:00:

Introduction to the Bee colony and Bee products.
Types of hive, equipment, record keeping.
Frame making.
Basic hive inspection; handling frames; lighting a smoker, using a hive tool.
Identification: Queen, worker, drone
Swarm control – you’ve got queen cells, what do you do? What kind of queen cells?
Pests & diseases
Taking off honey, clearing bees from supers.
Feeding
Combining colonies
Preparation for winter

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?

Included in the price of the course is a tasty two-course lunch on both-days, materials and use of protective equipment.
The course will cover the following topics and will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have:

Introduction to the Bee colony and Bee products.
Types of hive, equipment, record keeping.
Frame making.
Basic hive inspection; handling frames; lighting a smoker, using a hive tool.
Identification: Queen, worker, drone
Swarm control – you’ve got queen cells, what do you do? What kind of queen cells?
Pests & diseases
Taking off honey, clearing bees from supers.
Feeding
Combining colonies
Preparation for winter


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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd May 2020
Saturday 27th June 2020
Saturday 5th September 2020
  • Disabled access
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends