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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. This is followed by visits to the club apiary where you will get hands-on with the bees. 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 full Registered Beekeeper Membership that includes membership of the BBKA, HBA, and SWHB along with insurance.

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

Why not give the gift of Beekeeping? Gift vouchers for courses are available and make ideal Christmas and Birthday presents.

If you’d like further information please get in touch via the contact link or alternatively complete and return the form below.

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