Education Courses in 2019/2020

Beekeeping for Beginners Course

This course is intended for those with little or no knowledge or experience of beekeeping. The course covers all aspects of beekeeping including the life and behaviour of the honey bee, the beekeeper’s year, necessary equipment including clothing and hive equipment.

The course consists of 7 theory sessions and 9 practical sessions.

VenueTheory sessionsUplowman Village Hall

Practical sessionsThe club’s Kinghtshayes apiary
TimingTheory sessions
September to December

Practical sessions
April to August

Cost £90 – payable in two instalments, £45 with the enrolment form and £45 in November. (This includes Registered Membership of the British Beekeepers’ Association – worth £37)

To enrol on the Beekeeping for Beginners Course please download the form below OR for more information contact the Education Coordinator here


Improvers’ Course

A course for people with at least 2 years’ beekeeping experience who wish to develop their skills.

On completion of this course participants can have the option to take the ‘BBKA Basic Assessment’.

The course consists of 5 sessions.

VenueTheory sessionsUplowman Village Hall

Practical sessionsThe club’s Kinghtshayes apiary
TimingTheory and PracticalFebruary to April

Cost £25

To enrol on the Improvers’ Course please contact Education Coordinator here

Bee Health Day

SATURDAY 13TH JULY

9AM- 4.30PM

AT UPLOWMAN VILLAGE HALL EX16 7DN

COST £10

This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with diseases you hope never to find in your bee hives. Led by Simon Jones, our regional bee inspector, and his team, there will be a series of workshops about keeping our bees healthy which we know has become increasingly more difficult with the arrival of more and more exotic pests and perhaps the effects of climate change!

Refreshments will be provided on arrival and will be available throughout the day but you will be expected to provide your own packed lunch unless you wish to order a light meal at the local Redwood Inn on the day.

Reserve your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment by emailing:

beehealthday@btinternet.com. Please pay your £10 either by BACS using BHD and your name as reference: Acc No 06514553 Sort code 60-21-27 or by cheque made payable to DBKA Tiverton Branch and send to Mrs Kim Orchard, Little Orchard, 4 Orpington Court, Halberton, EX16 7DD