Beekeeping Basic and Improvers Course

British Beekeepers Association

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This one day course covers the syllabus for the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Basic Assessment.  Ideal for those wishing to improve their beekeeping knowledge and skills and for those wishing to take (and pass) the optional Basic Assessment.

Course Outline 

  • Natural History of Honeybees
  • Setting up an Apiary
  • The Beekeeping Year
  • Feeding Bees
  • Swarm Control
  • Pest and Diseases
  • Plants for Bees
  • Products of the Hive
  • plus 2 practical sessions at the Apiary

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

The optional British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Basic Assessment is organised by local beekeeping groups. Candidates need to be BBKA Members with one year’s beekeeping experience and to pay a fee of £20 to the BBKA

Course details

Dates & Location

We will be releasing the dates for the new 23/24 Part Time Programme in the coming weeks for a August/September start.  If you wish to receive the latest dates regarding this course when they are released then please click on this link and register your interest.

9:00 - 17:00


1 day 



Entry Requirements

At least one season experience with honeybees.

For those with no experience, the Taster Day and the Hive and Frame Assembly courses are recommended. 

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