Becoming a beekeeper

Starting a new hobby can be exciting, but with beekeeping I’m not sure that exciting is the right expression. I started my beekeeping with trepidation, apprehension and anxiety to name just a few states of mind. My husband regularly reminds me – this is supposed to be fun! And yet some of us are mad enough to do it. Why? Because not only do you have an immense sense of wellbeing when you are with your bees, but they are the most intelligent and fascinating creatures alive, who could teach us many things about being better people. Well, that’s my humble opinion anyway. background
I am just starting my third year of beekeeping and have taken my Basic bee exam, but I have only just scratched the surface of beekeeping. Many of the club members will tell you that they have been keeping bees for more than 10 or 20 years and are still learning. This isn’t false modesty, really it does take a lifetime and more to understand the amazing little insects and their way of life.

If this has encouraged you then why not join us. There are more details on the becoming a member page.

Beginners’ Course

We shall be running a 2018 Spring Course for new beekeepers. If you’re interested please contact Sally Leslie on or 01305 823043.

There was an Introduction to Beekeeping session on Saturday 16th September.  This was  about starting beekeeping, the equipment necessary, information on our Beginners’ Course and included a practical apiary session. Contact Sally (details above) for further information if you’re interested in a future course.