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BeeBase British Beekeepers Association

Beekeeping for Beginners Course 2018.

East Devon Branch of Devon Beekeepers’ Association

Full tuition, practical experience and mentor support to help you get started.

Course Coordinator: Richard Simpson, 07900 492 242, education@edbk.co.uk

The course will begin in the classroom, moving to outdoor practical experience once the weather permits.  Meeting dates will be on Saturday mornings initially, starting with 10th February at 10am.   2 - 2½hr per session.  Subsequent dates will be 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd Mar, 10th Mar, 17th Mar then either Saturday 24th Mar or Sunday 25th Mar at your choice.  The venue will be at our new Apiary Building at Hunthay Farm, EX13 5RJ, between Kilmington and Axminster (see Maps).

The cost will be £95 which includes the initial course, plus:

There is a discounted rate of £45 for second members of the same household, if applicable, as they will not get another book or magazine copies.

The course is aimed at people with no, or very little, previous experience and is designed to enable you to take your first steps in beekeeping with the benefit of tuition and support.

In the first instance please contact the Course Coordinator, Richard Simpson, see details above.

The Beginners Course consists of approximately 14 hours of classroom tuition covering all the basic aspects of beekeeping, followed by summer sessions at the branch apiary. The course topics include:

This will be followed by ‘hands on’ sessions in the Branch Apiary starting 7th April, weather permitting.

The 2017 honey cake competition prizewinners

Thanks to Kath West and Helen Bithrey for coming along to do the judging.


1st Duncan Mackinder          2nd Justin Nuttall          3rd Paula Collingwood

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