Education

We are committed to encouraging, supporting and developing beekeeping education for our members.

From May to August the Shugborough apiary is open to members for hive inspections, where Novice and Improver beekeepers can work together to improve their beekeeping knowledge and skills. We also meet on Thursdays to discuss current beekeeping issues.

The association supports “self-study groups” preparing for written exams.


  • Beginning Beekeeping
    • Honey Bee Experience days
    • Beginning Beekeeping Course
  • Novice Beekeepers
    • Basic Assessment – BBKA
  • Experienced \ Improver Beekeepers
    • BBKA Modules
    • General Husbandry BBKA
    • Healthy Bee Certificate
  • Healthy Bee Days
    • To be arranged in due course.

If you are interested in any of our education opportunities and would like to find out more, please e-mail ssbka-mail@southstaffsbeekeepers.com.