CBKA Beekeeping Courses

Introduction to Beekeeping

This course will run on Saturday mornings in Middlesbrough Bowling club (TS5 5QL), for 8 weeks from Saturday, March 9. You will also be allocated a tutor who will lead you through the practical parts of the syllabus at their apiary, probably with another one or two participants from the conclusion of the Saturday morning sessions. The cost of the course includes annual membership of CBKA and a beekeeping book. Cost £128. There is also the opportunity to borrow a beesuit for the course (deposit of £30 payable).

We will also be running a beekeeping Taster Day at the end of September (see below). This aims to provide experience of handling bees and information on the costs, practicalities and time considerations involved. It is not designed to equip students to become beekeepers.

Please enquire using the form below

Beekeeping Taster Day


TBA (end Sept.)




Middlesbrough Bowling Club

Our Beekeeping Taster Day is for people who are considering taking up beekeeping but want more information. It gives a chance to handle bees, as well as providing guidance on costs, time commitments and benefits of beekeeping.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided during the taster course but attendees should bring their own lunch.

If you would like to apply to take part in our Beekeeping Taster Day, please fill in the form on this page.

Note: If you have a disability, please mention this in your message to us, so we can discuss how we may best meet your needs.

Note: This course will start end of September (exact date TBA). Bookings to resume after Easter.