Introduction to Beekeeping



At the Cotswold Bees School of Beekeeping you will find a range of online courses from a basic introduction to beekeeping to more advanced techniques. All courses are clearly described with high quality photographs and videos.

The Introduction to Beekeeping course covers the following topics -
- Understanding what bees need
- Equipment required
- Setting up the apiary
- Looking after your bees
- The beekeeping year.

The course has been written and is delivered by Chris Wells who started beekeeping over twenty years ago and now has over 100 hives in the North Cotswolds.

An experienced lecturer, he has been running beekeeping courses since 2012 and since then has taught hundreds of new and more experienced beekeepers.

What's included in the price?

Online lectures with detailed videos.


Christopher Wells at Cotswold Bees Ltd

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


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Nicola Hawley - - #37964

Very clear course, able to take at own pace. As someone who is new to beekeeping it has been an excellent introduction and I look forward to some practical experience.

Response from Cotswold Bees Ltd:

Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed it

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