We are a not-for-profit Organisation teaching Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers about Beekeeping.

Our Courses

Each year, in April, we run a Taster Day in Cellan, for those who want to learn the basics about beekeeping and experience handling frames of bees.  

Following on from the Taster Day, we also run a Beginners’ Course in Cellan, which runs from April to June each year. Our Beginners learn more about bee husbandry, handling bees, swarm prevention.  Practical sessions at our teaching apiary complement the theory lessons.

April TBA Click here for more details.

April TBA.  Click here for details. 

Our teaching Apiary

From June to September our teaching Apiary is open to our Beginners and Members alike. 

Beginners

The Beginners’ Course includes practical sessions at our teaching Apiary where our Beginners can learn to work through the hives.  There will also be an opportunity to purchase a starter colony of local bees (when available).  The Apiary sessions are a good opportunity to get experience of working with the bees, speak to other beekeepers and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake too.

Members

For existing Members, our Apiary Managers are looking at Queen Rearing, mite control strategies, wax purification, colony propagation,swarm prevention and maximising honey production.  Equipment is available for hire at reasonable rates and BDI insurance is also available through the Association.

E-learning

Our Webinars

Webinars are Open to all Members. Register by clicking the images

 February 12th 2021(recording)

The National Bee Improvement Programme

by Jo Widdicombe



February 25th 2021 (recording)

Disease Recognition

by Frank Gellatly

Plus Q & A Session


March 11th 2021 at 7.30pm

Spring Management and Disease Inspection

by Jim Vivian-Griffiths CFL, Master Beekeeper

To register, click the image below

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Contact Us

Covid-19 Advice for Beekeepers

Beebase October 2020 – COVID-19 and Beekeeping update
Please find the latest Covid-19 beekeeping guidance. The update includes separate links to the current Public Health Guidance for England, Wales and Scotland
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If you have any queries please contact:For England: 
BeeHealth.Info@defra.gov.uk
For Wales: 
HoneyBeeHealth@gov.wales /  GwenynMelIach@llyw.cymru
For Scotland: 
Bees_Mailbox@gov.scot