Beekeeping Taster Day

One day course

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This one day course covers the biology of the honey bee, the equipment you’ll need to keep bees, the gadgets you can buy, the pests and diseases to watch out for and the flowers you can plant to help bees and other pollinators and where to get your own bees.

Topics include honey bee biology and ecology, choosing a hive, management through the year, pests and diseases, plants for bees, how to start beekeeping and includes (weather depending) hands-on experience with a colony of bees at the College apiary.

Equipment required

  • Bee suit or long sleeved top (not woollen) and long trousers (a veil and gloves will be provided)
  • Wellington boots
  • Notebook and pen

Course details

Dates & Location

25th March, 2023 

29th April, 2023

24th June, 2023

9.00 - 17:00

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College

If you can't attend these dates or the date you would like to attend is full please register your interest here.


1 day course



Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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