Introduction to Beekeeping - One Day



Introduction to Beekeeping - One Day Course

This is a one day Introduction to Beekeeping course, which takes you from complete novice to someone who has the knowledge to begin this wonderful and rewarding hobby. It is also suitable for those who have had bees for a short time and want to gain some more experience.

On this course we cover -
- The life of the honeybee
- How to set up an apiary
- The beekeeping year
- Equipment you will need
- Working with the bees
- Products of the hive.

The course includes a visit to the apiary to enable you to handle bees under supervision.

Please email us on the form above for available dates and we will send you details of the itinerary for the day. Please contact us if you have a specific request.

Please note that whilst we do our best to ensure that you do not get stung if you are aware that you have a severe allergic reaction to bee stings these courses are not for you as they all involve working with live bees.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This course includes refreshments and lunch. You will go away with a comprehensive set of notes and guidance and be able to contact us for more help should you need it. Beekeeping suits are provided. To make sure that everyone gets the most out of our course the numbers are restricted to a maximum of ten people.


Christopher Wells at Cotswold Bees Ltd

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Willow Tree House
Broad Marston Lane
Mickleton, Chipping Campden
GL55 6SG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

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Nickie H - - #39787

Emails prior to day timely and provided all the necessary information. Excellent day, comprehensive introductory programme well presented and illustrated. Good pace. Chris took questions as and when and answered well. Venue convenient with plenty of easy parking.
Refreshments were good, lovely cake. Plentiful and well spaced during day.
Only downside was the weather which meant we couldn’t handle the bees but another session is being organised to compensate- thank you.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it.

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