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.