The Association runs training
throughout the year.
In the spring we run our main
beginners course which usually
eight weekly theory sessions followed by a practical session. New
will then be allocated a mentor to help them in their first beekeeping
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
of taking up beekeeping experience of handling bees and information on
and time considerations involved. It is not designed to equip students
Throughout the winter months
there is a rolling two year
programme of short
improvers lectures (provisional timetable
here) before our main meetings. In the summer months there
practical demonstrations at our apiary meetings.
| 2017 Beginners Course - Fully booked
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 on Saturday 11th March 10.00am-12.00am at Middlesbrough
Bowling Club, Cornfield Road, TS5 5QL
. and run untill 13th May with
final session on 2nd September. The timetable is here.
cost is £60.00 and students do not have to be members of the
you have not confirmed your place you should do so now with a full
payment - there is a reserve list in case of cancellations.
courses usually fill very quickly. If you are interested in attending similar courses next year please contact us here
2017 Taster Course
The taster course (which is British
Beekeeping Association approved) is designed for those people who are
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 above). It is a one day course
on Saturday 26th August. The provisional timetable is here.
total cost is £20.00 and students do not have to be members of the
webform on the home page and we will contact you when new courses
are finalised. A place will only be guaranteed when the course fee is
The photos below are from recent courses.