Each year SS&DBKA runs a course for beginner beekeepers. It usually takes place in the spring and runs for about six weeks. The course comprises a series of 6 lectures that run on consectutive Tuessday evenings between 7 and 9 pm in April and May. This is augmented by a series of practical sessions that run on Saturday mornings after the lecture series once the weather warms up in June. This gives a good mix of theory and hands-on practical experience.

The number of spaces is always limited. This is determined by the number of bee hives and the number of Tutors available for the practical sessions - so please apply early to avoid disappointment. For full details please download this pdf application

We also offer beekeeping taster sessions - now rebranded as "Experience Days" that run through the summer. These are half-day sessions deisgned to give an understanding of what beekeeping is about and the opportunity to look inside a bee hive and handle a comb of bees. Find out more.

2018 Honey Bee Experience Days - Are all available to book now.