Professional Training

Beekeeping Basic and Improvers Course

Plumpton College, In Lewes
Length
1 hour
Price
60 GBP
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Course description

Beekeeping Basic and Improvers Course:

This one day course covers the syllabus for the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Basic Assessment. Ideal for those wishing to improve their beekeeping knowledge and skills and for those wishing to take (and pass) the optional Basic Assessment.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Natural History of Honeybees
  • Setting up an Apiary
  • The Beekeeping Year
  • Feeding Bees
  • Swarm Control
  • Pest and Diseases
  • Plants for Bees
  • Products of the Hive
  • plus 2 practical sessions at the Apiary

The optional BBKA Basic Assessment is organised by local beekeeping groups. Candidates need to be BBKA Members with one year’s beekeeping experience and to pay a fee of £20 to the BBKA

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  • Lewes

Suitability - Who should attend?

Students need to have at least one season’s experience with honeybees. For those with no experience, the Taster Day and the Hive and Frame Assembly courses are recommended.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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