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Beekeeping for Beginners Course 2022.

East Devon Branch of Devon Beekeepers’ Association
Full tuition, practical experience and mentor support to help you get started.

Participants will be taken through the beekeeping fundamentals on Zoom prior to the active season, which begins in April. Practical tuition under expert guidance will follow, allowing you to apply the theory to live bees (all subject to Covid rules at the time).

Local mentors and instruction in our club apiary (subject to Covid rules) will put you in the best position to develop your skills and knowledge.

Full Zoom instructions will be given at the time but access to an online connection will be required.

The cost will be £100 (with a reduction for Partners, £50) which will provide tuition and support throughout 2022 as you start your beekeeping journey.

The course will start on Saturday 5th February,  2022 from 10:00hr – 11:15hr and continue weekly at the same time to end on Saturday 9th April.

There will also be five additional Zoom meetings on Wednesday/Thursday evenings at 19:30hr to ‘revise and reinforce’. Dates will be 17th February, 2nd March, 17th March, 31st March  and 14th April.

Included in the fee are:

both of which produce regular colour magazines.

Further benefits include:

  • insurance,
  • use of club equipment and facilities,
  • attendance at events, talks and advice sessions,
  • access to equipment sales when available,
  • the club library,
  • local newsletters AND
  • a copy of Haynes Beekeeping Manual for you to keep and refer to in the years to come.

If you would like to be emailed the syllabus (now available), plus a subscription form, please send your details to education@edbk.co.uk. Places are limited and will be reserved in order of date of application. Your place will then be confirmed upon receipt of your subscription.

Course Coordinator: Richard Simpson, 07900 492 242, education@edbk.co.uk, who will be happy to answer any questions.