Beginners Course

Introductory Course to Beekeeping 2016/17

This year we are changing the organisation of our ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course in the hope that it will give better support to our new beekeepers.

We are offering an eight week course, one year’s membership to the British Beekeepers Association (which includes membership to the Devon Association of which we are a branch), plus hands on experience at the Cockington apiary throughout the following summer for the cost of £120.

However, for existing members and those who would like to repeat last year’s course, we are offering you the opportunity to repeat the winter theory sessions at the cost of £75 – the same price as last year.

We find that many people like to repeat the course as, having had a summer of handling bees and gaining a better understanding of them, revisiting the theory course reinforces their learning and further underpins what they have already learned.

The dates for the winter theory course:

  • November 14th
  • November 28th
  • December 12th
  • January 16th
  • January 30th
  • February 13th
  • February 27th
  • March 13th

The course will be held on Monday evenings,
from 7.30 – 9.30 pm at The Gerston Christian Centre, Torquay Road, Paignton.

The classes will be delivered by Gerry Stuart, Glyn Davis, Liz Westcott and Mike Ticehurst.

If you would like to find out more, then please contact Liz Westcott or call 01803 855420

Download Beginners Course Application Form 


Booking is essential

Please contact Lynette Taylor

A branch of Devon Beekeepers Association – Registered Charity No.270675