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Our Beginners Course is perfect for both non-beekeepers who are looking to become beekeepers or those who started with their first colony during the last twelve months.

It runs for seven weeks from mid-March each year. Contact us for full details.

Each evening class will cover a different aspect of beekeeping from bee biology, pests and diseases, through to making frames, choosing the right hive and the best spot for your own apiary.

Practical apiary training will be on warm and dry days throughout the active beekeeping season at our local apiary and each new beekeeper will be offered a bee buddy or mentor.

We recommend beginner beekeepers buy a copy of the Haynes Bee Manual.

Course prices:

£80 with Associate, non-beekeeping, membership of SWHB.

£100 with Beekeeper Membership that includes BBKA, HBA, and SWHB.

All our theory courses start at 7:30pm and are held at Brockenhurst Village Hall. Highwood Road, Off Sway Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RY

If you’d like further information please get in touch by using the contact us form.