Beginner's Course for
Weekend May 7th/8th.
Venue. Kingswood, Dearne Valley, Denaby Main,
Doncaster DN12 4EA
Association Apiary at Thrybergh Country Park. S65 4NU.
Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10.30am - 4pm.
Tea and Coffee provided.
Use contact page to get in touch if you are interested in attending.
RBKA beginner's beekeeping course
RBKA runs a fantastic beginner's course each year in spring. This course runs over two days and covers a range of topics to help new beekeepers gain knowledge and confidence in managing their own colonies.
Theory sessions cover topics such as:
Honey bee introduction, castes, life cycle, anatomy and physiology
Types of beehive and beekeeping tools
Swarms and swarm control methods
Pests and diseases
The beekeeping year
Practical sessions are held at the RBKA training apiary where you will handle honeybees under the supervision of a experienced beekeepers. These sessions will cover:
Hive parts and how to use beekeeping tools
How to inspect a hive
Finding and marking the queen
Identifying healthy brood in all stages
Handling and making frames
Identifying different castes of bee
Bee suits and all equipment will be provided on the day.
The RBKA training apiary
Beekeeping beginner marking a queen bee at RBKA training apiary