Taster Course 2019

Half day taster course – Sun 23rd June 2019

Are you interested in bees?
Have you ever wondered what beekeepers do?

With protective equipment provided and experienced beekeepers supervising, why not see whether looking at bees excites, interests or alarms you?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” this short – four hour course – could be for you.

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  • Learn the basics about:-
    – Bees
    – Beekeeping
  • Observe and handle bees to check whether beekeeping may be a suitable hobby
  • Consider whether the longer Introduction course might be of interest

The course starts at Bishops Cannings Village Hall and later moves onto Kennet Apiary which is just outside the village.


9.00am –  Coffee & Introductions Bishops Cannings Hall
9.15am –  Life of the Honey Bee
10.00am –Role of the Beekeeper
10 45am – Depart for the  Apiary
11.00am – Apiary Hygiene
                   –  Observing and Handling Bees
1.00pm  –  Course ends

£10.00 which will be refunded if you join Kennet Beekeepers Association.

Protective Gear
This is provided at the Apiary.

The temperature needs to be at least 14 degrees centigrade and dry for us to be able to examine the bees.
In the event of inclement weather we will rearrange the Apiary part of the course for a mutually convenient evening in the following week.

If you are interested please contact Dick Church :- church175@btinternet.com   OR  01380 828597

Completion of an Application Form with payment confirms your place on the Course.
Early application is advised since numbers are strictly limited.

Please check you are free on the course date before signing up.