Courses

Janet, our education officer, has been working hard in promoting the education side of our branch and encouraging our members to study for the full range of examinations and training that the BBKA has to offer. Hopefully this will lead our members to be better and more knowledgeable beekeepers.

Photo courtesy of Samantha Nevey

Photo courtesy of Samantha Nevey

We are pleased to announce that more members of our branch have successfully passed the “BBKA Basic Assessment” this year. Candidates had to have kept bees for at least 12 months.

Congratulations to the following candidates for passing in 2017, all achieving a credit.

Dave Parker
Anne Marie Parker
Adele Hall
Roxanna Dean

Study groups have also been set up for members who wish to learn more from
BBKA modules which follow on from the basic assessment. We are hopeful of more success this year . These study groups have proven a great way of learning and expanding your knowledge, and the exam is optional.

Association Courses for 2017

“Introduction to Beekeeping” – Begins 6th September 2017
Date: Wednesday 6th September, 7-9pm for 5 weeks
Venue: Churchfield House, Church Street, Great Harwood, BB6 7RE
Cost: £75, including a copy of the BBKA Guide to Beekeeping

For anyone with an interest in bees and beekeeping this is the ideal course to get started, it follows the national BBKA guidelines for beekeeping. A practical session will follow when the weather is suitable for opening the hives. Please email the association if you would like to join the course.

“Introduction to Beekeeping” – Begins 3rd October 2017
Date: Begins Tuesday 3rd October, 7-9pm for 5 weeks
Venue: Hanson Cement Conference Room, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF.
Cost: £75 including a copy of the BBKA Guide to Beekeeping

For anyone with an interest in bees and beekeeping this is the ideal course to get started, it follows the national BBKA guidelines for beekeeping. A practical session will follow when the weather is suitable for opening the hives. Please email the association if you would like to join the course.

Improver Courses

BBKA Module 7 “Selection & Breeding of Honey bees “ –  Begins 30th August 2017
Date: 30th August for 11 weeks,  Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Venue: Hanson Cement Conference Room, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF.
Cost: £40

This is a 11 week course with a tutor. These courses have proven a great way of learning and expanding your knowledge, and the exam at the end is optional. Please contact Janet Murray, to register interest. To take the exam you will have needed to have passed your Basic Assessment but this is not a requirement for attending the course.

BBKA Module 3 “Honey bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning” – Begins 13th September 2017
Date: 13th September for 7 weeks, Wednesdays 7-9pm
Venue: Rossendale
Cost: £10

John Hewitt will be running this Module 3 course from his home in Rossendale. This is a 11 week course with a tutor. These courses have proven a great way of learning and expanding your knowledge, and the exam in November is optional. The cost of the course will be £10 but attendees will be responsible for obtaining copies of all past papers from 2011. Obtaining the 10 papers via the BBKA online store will cost £10.

Please contact John Hewitt to register interest. To take the exam you will have needed to have passed your Basic Assessment but this is not a requirement for attending the course.

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