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The Association runs training throughout the year. 

In the spring we run our main beginners course which usually consists of eight weekly theory sessions followed by a practical session. New beekeepers will then be allocated a mentor to help them in their first beekeeping year. There is then a final theory and practical session in the autumn.

In late summer we run a one day taster course which will give people thinking of taking up beekeeping experience of handling bees and information on the costs and time considerations involved. It is not designed to equip students to become beekeepers. 

Throughout the winter months there is a rolling two year programme of short updates on beekeeping  (provisional timetable here) before our main meetings. In the summer months there are practical demonstrations at our apiary meetings.

  2019 Beekeeping Taster Day  -  FULL
The taster course (which is British Beekeeping Association approved) is designed for those people who are considering taking up beekeeping but want more information. It gives a chance to handle bees and information on the costs, both financial and in time, and benefits of beekeeping . It is NOT designed to train students to become beekeepers (see beginners course). It is a one day course on the 31st August at Middlesbrough Bowling Club, Cornfield Road, TS5 5QL. The timetable is here. The total cost is 20.00 and students do not have to be members of the association.

All palces are filled but there is a waiting list.If you join the list you will be offered a place if there is a cancellation.

2019 Introduction to Beekeeping - Now running - Next course in 2020
This beginners course (which is British Beekeeping Association approved) is aimed at people with little or no experience of beekeeping who wish to take it up. It will give them the basic theoretical knowedge and some practical training. Those students who go on to get bees will normally join the association and are allocated a mentor to guide them through their first year's beekeeping. The course will start 9th March 10.00am-12.00am at Middlesbrough Bowling Club, Cornfield Road, TS5 5QL. and run untill mid May 11th with a final session on September 7th. The full timetable is here.The total cost is 60.00 and students do not have to be members of the association.

These courses usually fill very quickly. If you are interested in attending courses and need more information you can contact us at  training@teesbees.co.uk

The photos below are from recent courses.