Mendip BKA will be hosting a course in 2022 starting in February and running over six sessions.
The sessions will run every Friday evening from Friday 4th February 2022 through until Friday 11th March 2022 and will start at 7pm. A practical hands-on session during which we look inside hives will follow on a Saturday afternoon in April once the weather has warmed up and the bees are active.
The classroom sessions will be held at Midsomer Norton Methodist Church Hall on Midsomer Norton High Street with the hands-on session at a local apiary.
Each evening will last approximately two hours with a break in the middle where we hope to serve refreshments (covid situation permitting).
The fee for the course is £40 and includes associate membership of Mendip BKA for 2022. Course members who go on to get bees will need to increase their membership from associate to full in order to gain insurance cover but those who remain with associate membership will be welcome to attend our monthly apiary meeting through the season.
Our course is aimed at people without experience who wish to start keeping bees and aims to provide a solid foundation of knowledge while helping the beginning beekeeper avoid the mistakes and stresses common in the first year of beekeeping.
We recommend the Haynes Beekeeping Manual to accompany the course. This will be available at the course for £15 or can be purchased ahead of time.
For further details or to book a place, please contact our Secretary, Mark Hitchens, using the button below or telephone 07555 966 964.