Beginning Beekeeping

If you are here because you want to find out more about honeybees and keeping bees you are in the right place!

Honey Bee Experience days

We run Honey Bee Experience days throughout the active beekeeping season, usually on Sundays. There are three parts to the day:

  • Why keep bees and what you need to know session.
  • Drinks, snacks and networking.
  • Hands on experience of opening a hive and handling bees.

If you are unfamiliar with the workings of a beehive and have never handled bees, we would urge you to join our honey bee experience days.  The cost of the day is £65.

If you would like to find out more, please e-mail

Bee Ex 2018

 Beginning Beekeeping Course

If you are wanting to learn more about beekeeping, this course covers practical skills and provides you with a basic knowledge and understanding of bees and beekeeping to allow you to handle bees safely. The course will take place at the Association apiary in the grounds of National Trust Shugborough Estate, on a Saturday morning for 6 weeks. The course cost’s £120.

If you would like to find out more, please email us at:

Payment Methods

  • Cheque
  • BACS or direct payment.

If you wish to pay by BACS, the account details are:

  • Bank: CAF Bank Ltd
  • Account Name: South Staffordshire & District Beekeepers Association
  • Account Number: 00095894
  • Sort Code: 40 52 40

When making an electronic transfer you will be asked to create a reference name for the transfer. I would suggest you include your name.  This will help the treasurer to identify the transactions.

Example:  F Smith subs.   213 subs.  F Smith 213 subs.


Send the completed application form and cheque payable to:

“S.S.& D.B.K.A.”

More information and resources on Beekeeping

BBKA: Click Here

National Bee Unit (BeeBase): Click Here

Dave Cushman Website: Click Here