Courses

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

BBKA Basic Assessment Course
Date: Begins 30th April, 7-9pm for 6 weeks.
Venue: Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF
Cost: £40

This 6 week course is providing further training for beekeepers who have kept bees for at least one full year and leading to the BBKA Basic assessment in the summer, which is optional.

This the ideal course to improve your beekeeping knowledge and /or train for the BBKA first practical qualification often required by Allotment committees and other organisations to keep bees on their land.

A practical session will follow the theory course. Please contact Janet Murray, to register interest.

Honey Bee Biology Course (BBKA Module 5)
John Hewitt is running a course, via the Bacup Beekeeping club, covering the Honey Bee Biology module 5 syllabus but with no specific timescale, running once per month, and which he would expect will be completed about January or February next year.

The course starts on Monday 13th May at Bacup running from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and will continue on the second Monday of each month, except July. It is open to any other BBKA member. The current attendees would welcome other beekeepers; the only request would be that they bring along £2 each session as a contribution to the room costs.

There is no pre-requisite other than it would be helpful if they have already had bees for one season.

For those who wish to do the Module 5 exam, he will run separate sessions where we will cover past papers and exam technique closer to what would be the opportune time of the March exams.

if anyone is interested, would they please email John at john.hewitt3@talktalk.net and he will give them full details.

Beginner Courses

We are running two beginners course at the start of 2019. Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.  Please see the details below

“Introduction to Beekeeping” Course ****THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL****
Date: Begins Tuesday 26th February 2019, for 6 weeks.
Times: 7-9pm, every Tuesday
Venue: Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF
Cost: £75

For anyone with an interest in bees and beekeeping, our beginner courses are the ideal introduction course, following the national BBKA guidelines. A practical session will follow the theory course, when it warm enough to handle the Bees. Please contact the association, to register interest.

“Introduction to Beekeeping” Course ****THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL****
Date: Run across two Sundays, 10th & 24th February 2019
Times: 9:30am – 4pm, each Sunday
Venue: Off-Shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ
Cost: £75

For anyone with an interest in bees and beekeeping, our beginner courses are the ideal introduction course, following the national BBKA guidelines. A practical session will follow the theory course, when it warm enough to handle the Bees. Please contact the association, to register interest.

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For details of courses being run by other branches, please click on the following link

https://www.lancashirebeekeepers.org.uk/education

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