CBKA Beekeeping Courses

Introduction to Beekeeping

The 2024 Intoducton to Beekeeping course has now started. The next course will begin in March 2025.

In the meantime why not try the Taster Day on Saturday, 7 September;  more details are lower down this page

The Introduction to Beekeeping course will run on Saturday mornings in Middlesbrough Bowling club (TS5 5QL), for 8 weeks from ealy March.  Members of the course will also be allocated a tutor to 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 is £115 for 2024 which includes annual membership of CBKA and a beekeeping book. There is also the opportunity to borrow a beesuit for the course (deposit of £30 payable).


Beekeeping Taster Day


Saturday, 7 September 2024


1000 to 1600


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.

It is NOT a course that will teach you everything about honeybees and how to keep them. However it will be an informative and enjoyable day, and if you are contemplationg taking up the craft of beekeeping it may stop you from making some expensive mistakes.

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.

The Taster Day will be held in Middlesbrough on Saturday 7 September from 1000 to 1600.

The precise timing and activity are dependent on the weather