The association last ran its popular beginners beekeeping course in 2019 but, after a one year layoff due to COVID, the course started up again on Tuesday 20th April 2021.
The thirty people who have signed up to learn about beekeeping received their course packs recently by special delivery and are are now ready to attend the theory sessions which this time will be via Zoom instead of the traditional Wolseley Bridge venue.
The course which will run for six weeks starting at 7.00pm each Tuesday evening includes presentations on the following subjects: An introduction to beekeeping,
Honey bee biology, Hives types and equipment, Swarming and Pests and Diseases.
We have some additional speakers this year, with existing speakers Geoff Hopkinson, Stuart Roberts, Trevor Smith, Alan Greenman and Barry Crossly being joined by Jo Berriman, Dayna White and Julie Hamer who are making their debut on the speaker team.
As well as the traditional topics, this year we have added some new presentations including the beekeeping year, forage and products of the hive
We hope that the beginners will enjoy the new improved course and that they will go on to enjoy keeping bees themselves in the future as much as we all do.
So, we wish them all the best with their studying and look forward to seeing them for the practical bee handling sessions in the apiary on June 1st 2021.
Special thanks must go to Stuart Roberts for all the work he has put in to producing the beginners course over the last few years. He and his team have put together an excellent beekeeping course for new members of the association.
Thank you Stuart and your team