So you want to be a beekeeper! Beginners two-day course



Introduction There are many reasons why people want to start keeping bees. It may be an ambition that you have had for a long time and now you have the time and space to do something about it. Others want to do something positive about the decline in pollinators or they fancy the idea of producing honey and other hive products. However, beekeeping is an activity that is not successfully learnt from books and the internet alone. A successful start to what may become a fulfilling, lifelong interest depends on acquiring skills and knowledge through practical and hands on experiences on a two-day practical course like this one. Our beginners' beekeeping course is Covid-19 compliant as we are able to maintain social distancing; most of the activities take place outdoors; numbers attending are limited to four. Furthermore, rest assured that the protective bee suits issued to you are thoroughly laundered between each use. Some of our beehives are under cover so that our courses are largely independent of the weather between April and August. This is a two-day course, held on two consecutive days. The dates advertised are those for consecutive two days. Course content: You will be mentored through the following topics, which are essential for the success and enjoyment of your first year of beekeeping:- Life-cycle and anatomy of honey bees How a national hive is organised Equipment and protective clothing Establishing an apiary Installing your new colony of bees Inspecting a hive Managing your colony in its first year Seasonal tasks Statutory requirements. For those that have completed our course, we offer an invitation to join a private Whatsapp group for ongoing support and an optional complimentary visit to your apiary or potential site for your hive(s) for those living no more than an hour's travel away from us. Maximum of 4 people attending.

What's included in the price?

Use of protective clothing. Tea and coffee on arrival an at lunchtime. Printed folder of notes to accompany the course and links to further reading available on request. Bed and Breakfast, shepherd's hut glamping and nearly-wild camping may be available - please enquire. I can also deliver this course bilingually or entirely through the medium of Welsh.


2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Anglesey Bees

with Craft Courses since 2019

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At Anglesey Bees, I offer support and inspiration to all beekeepers, especially to beginners and improvers living on or visiting Anglesey and North Wales. With many years of experience as a biology teacher, research scientist and beekeeper, I offer bespoke experiences and training of the highest standard to individuals and small groups in my newly adapted teaching apiary. Furthermore I deliver informative and practical illustrated presentations to audiences at all levels.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Trefnant Bach, , Llanddaniel, Isle of Anglesey, LL60 6ET