Beginner’s Beekeeping Course

Very informative course covering all the aspects below. Ideal for all prospective new beekeepers.

– Natural history of honeybees.

– The functions of the queen bee, workers and drones in the life of the colony.

– The beekeeping year.

– Forage, hive products, beeswax and honey processing.

– Swarms and swarm control.

– Bee health and disease management.

– Economics of beekeeping, equipment required.

– Principal parts and functions of the hive.

– Considerations when setting up an apiary.

The next course will be held March/April 2023

The evenings will start at 7.30pm
This will be 8/9 hrs of Theory                                            
The theory is followed by hands on  four practical sessions with the bees on Sundays at the Coppermill out apiary for all those taking the Beekeeping Course.  For this you will need to purchase protective clothing (details will be given on the course).

Cost:-  £100  (Includes PRBKA membership & BBKA registration for a year). To be paid 1 month in advance to confirm numbers as these are limited.

For further information and enrolment, contact:


BBKA Basic Course

For Beekeepers who have already taken the Beginners Course and have been keeping their own bees for a complete year or more.  This is run when there is demand – enquire at the club or email