Next beginners course - spring 2025.

Beekeeping for beginners 2024 has commenced and registration is now closed.

This beginners course is designed for new beekeepers or those who planning to start beekeeping. The course is design and presented by beekeepers of the Beaufort Beekeepers Association. In a practical and fun way (showing video clips and practical tasks (e.g. assembling a frame), quizzes etc.), you learn the basic about bees and beekeeping:

Session 1: Introduction

  • Reasons for beekeeping
  • Choosing a hive location
  • Types of bees and getting bees
  • Hive types
  • Equipment and tools

Session 2: The Bees World

  • Biology of bees
  • Lifecycle of bees
  • Communication of bees

Session 3: The Beekeepers Year

  • Managing Bees
  • Hive inspection
  • Tasks in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
  • Diseases and Medicines

Session 4: In the Apiary

  • With the trainers we will open several hives and carry out inspections.

Location: Beaufort Bar 8-10pm


Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Call Denis 087 2382665