About Our Courses
Beginners 6 Session Spring Theory Course
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE DELEGATES FOR OUR 2022 BEGINNERS COURSE
This Beginners Theory Course is for anyone who is aspiring to become a beekeeper and is a prerequisite for the practical courses at our association apiary. The course is over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings and each session will be approximately 2 hours duration.
The cost of this course also includes your renewable annual membership to our association and the British Beekeepers Association. As a full member, you will be entitled to attend our monthly association meetings during the winter months.
The course will prepare you for the thrill of becoming a beekeeper and will form the backbone of your knowledge about this incredible insect - the Honeybee. This is just the start - you will continue to learn and master the craft for many years to come!
We usually run this course early in the year in preparation of the build-up of colonies during spring. By then, you will be ready and prepared for our practical hands-on sessions at our association apiary where you will be tutored by our experienced beekeepers. Our free practical apiary sessions are quite informal social events at which you will make new friends to share your experiences with.
Through our association, you will be able to purchase your first colony of honeybees at a preferential rate as soon as they become available in late spring.
Please feel free to contact us if there any questions you'd like to ask us.
ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP
If you have purchased your place immediately prior to 1st October, your membership will start on that date and be renewed annually on that date. If you have purchased your place after that date, your membership will be effective immediate and renewed annually on 1st October of each year.
A FULL member is a single person living at an address; a PARTNER member is any other person living at the SAME address e.g. for a husband and wife combination at the same address, one would be designated as the FULL member with the other as the PARTNER member.
Please remember to download and fill in our Membership Application Form for each course delegate as it contains important GDPR options that we require your consent and signature for. After we receive and process your Membership Application Form, you will receive an email directing you to our secure Membership site where you will select your level of membership. After submitting your details, you will then receive an email giving payment instructions for a bank transfer direct to our business account.
Delegates may be required to wear a face mask for the duration of each of the indoor theory sessions.
COST OF BEGINNERS COURSE
£50 Course Fee + £34 Membership Fee = £84 for Theory and Practical sessions plus Full Association Membership.
£50 Course Fee + £23 Membership Fee = £73 for Theory and Practical sessions plus Association Membership for Spouse or Partner.
Please note that Course Fees are "one-off" whereas Membership Fees are renewable annually on 1st October each year.
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