Introduction to Beekeeping Short Course

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Our ever popular Introduction to Beekeeping short course is back!

Beekeeping is a very rewarding hobby and this 6 week course is the perfect introduction to caring for your own bees. Honeybees have a fascinating natural history and who better to learn from than the Birmingham & District Bee Keepers Association.

The course covers:

  • Honeybee natural history
  • What you need to know to start beekeeping
  • How to get your first bees
  • How to look after the bees
  • Keeping them healthy
  • Swarming
  • Problems
  • Harvesting and processing honey

The sessions are delivered over six weeks and they are classroom based. Sessions take place on Monday evenings between 7.30pm – 9pm, starting from Monday 5th February.


Please note that this class is not taught in Winterbourne House itself, but in an outbuilding – you will be sent an email confirming the location of the class in the run-up to the first date.

Tickets for our courses are non refundable unless the sessions are cancelled by Winterbourne.