This beginners’ course is designed for new beekeepers or those who planning to start
beekeeping. The course is presented by beekeepers of the Beaufort Beekeepers’
Association. In fun way (showing video clips and practical tasks (e.g. assembling a frame)
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 & Winter
- Diseases and Medicines
Session 4: In the Apiary
- Either in a group or in 1-2-1 sessions
(depending on Covid-19 restrictions)
we are going to open hives and carry out
Location: Beaufort Bar or ZOOM 8-10pm
Dates: 8th Feb., 8th Mar., 12th Apr. 2021.
Session 4: Date TBC. We will hold several additional ZOOM sessions after April to answer queries. Cost: €50 for BBA (incl. certificate & Beaufort 2021 Honeybee Calendar)
" The Beaufort Beekeepers Beginners course was a fantastic introduction to beekeeping, resplendent with all the knowledge necessary to build the confidence to embark on a beekeeper's life. The community that developed online was a complete bonus to a new beekeeper who is armed with some knowledge but has little hands on experience. The online support was exceptional and allowed for questions to be poised right at the time when needed and answered swiftly.
I cannot recommend this course enough for anyone thinking of dipping their toes into a fantastic new, environmentally friendly new hobby. I would never have had the courage to get my first hive without the incredible support of Dennis, Tuddy and Uli. Each, brought their individual styles and differing experiences that allowed for a vast expanse of knowledge.
Thanks a million,"