Our education officer works 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.

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 2019

Improver Courses

Honey Bee Management, Health and History”
Date: TBC
Venue: TBC
Cost: TBC

This course is Module 8 of the BBKA syllabus.  This course would suit more experienced beekeepers who wish to expand their knowledge even further as it covers more advanced beekeeping management techniques. It builds on module 1 but also includes the history of beekeeping.

Anyone can take part in the course but only people who have all the other modules can take the exam. If you would like to attend the course then please email Janet Murray at

Beginner Courses

Dates for upcoming courses will be published as soon as possible

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