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Train to be a Beekeeper

Terms & Conditions

Book Training Courses

Courses organised by the MDBKA can be booked via our Course Bookings Scheduler. Before you can book any courses, you must have a username and password. Please click on the “Book Training Courses” button and on the next page click “Create new user account” link.

Basic Beekeeping Courses Now Full for Weekends

21/22nd March and 28/29th March 2020

Please contact the Training Officer to be placed on the waiting list. Contact and select Training.

Basic Beekeeping Training

The training course is for 2 days. With theory in the mornings, covering all basic aspects of beekeeping. The afternoons cover 4 practical sessions:

  • Constructing a hive.
  • Managing diseases of the honeybee.
  • Extracting honey.
  • A session in a live colony of honeybees.

At the end of the course a certificate will be awarded to each attendee.

After attending the course you will be invited to attend practical sessions throughout the summer months.

Bees, Pollinators and Plants Training

This is a new short course (4 hours).  It is suitable for anyone who is interested in bees, (including honeybees) pollinating insects and their interaction with plants.  The main focus will be on the most common UK bees / pollinators, what they need to thrive; the plants which they rely on and how these can be used as part of a bee and people friendly garden.

Little or no prior knowledge is needed.  We hope that it will be fun as well as helping to address the issue of what each one of us can do to help prevent our pollinators face extinction.

This course is not intended for those who have decided to become or are beekeepers.  It does not address the skills or knowledge that are required to maintain a honeybee colony.

Making A Course Booking

First, login to your MDBKA Courses & Training Account using your user name and password or create a new account if you have not booked before New Courses & Training Account. Scroll through the Calendar – you can choose your preferred course, month and date. A brief description of each course is provided.

Dependant on availability, you are able to make bookings and pay by Paypal or by using debit /credit card. You do not need a Paypal account, you will be automatically directed and given payment instructions as you proceed. Using Paypal is one of the most secure methods on-line!

Please make a note of your booking date/s etc. and you will receive an automated reminder one week prior to any booking however, the MDBKA cannot be held responsible should you fail to attend. Please read our course booking Terms & Conditions. By using the booking system we automatically assume you accept the Terms and Conditions.

For further information and help – select the Training Enquiry option in the Contact form.
Alternately contact Joy Jackson on 07872 512266.