In the spring we run our main beginners course. This usually consists of eight weekly theory sessions followed by a practical session. New beekeepers will then be allocated a mentor to help them in their first beekeeping year. There is then a final theory and practical session in the autumn.
In late summer we run a one day taster course which will give people thinking of taking up beekeeping experience of handling bees and information on the costs and time considerations involved. It is not designed to equip students to become beekeepers.
2021 Beekeeping Taster Day
The Beekeeping Taster Day (which is British Beekeepers Association approved) is designed for those people who are considering taking up beekeeping but want more information. It gives a chance to handle bees and information on the costs, both financial and in time, and benefits, of beekeeping . It is NOT designed to train students to become beekeepers (see Introduction to Beekeeping Course). This one day course will be run on the 28th August 10am – 4pm at Middlesbrough Bowling Club, Cornfield Road, TS5 5QL. Students do not have to be members of the association. The total cost is £20.00
2022 Introduction to Beekeeping
Next course in 2022
The Introduction to Beekeeping Course (which is British Beekeepers Association approved) is aimed at people with little or no experience of beekeeping who wish to take it up. It will give them the basic theoretical knowledge and some practical training. Those students who go on to get bees and join the association are normally allocated a mentor to guide them through their first year’s beekeeping. The course runs from early March through until mid May with a final session in September. Students do not have to be members of the association. The total cost is £70.00.