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 courses that the BBKA has to offer. As a result, we hope this will lead our members to be better and more knowledgeable beekeepers.

Beekeeping Courses

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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. As a result, we are hopeful of more success this year. These study groups have proven a great way of learning therefore expanding your knowledge. The exams are optional.

Association Courses for 2022

Beginner Courses

We will be adding dates for our beginners courses throughout the year.

BBKA Introduction to Beekeeping***FULLY BOOKED***
Start Date: 20th January 2022
Venue: Ramsbottom, venue TBC
Times: Thursdays 6pm – 9pm
Duration:  4 sessions

This Introduction to Beekeeping course is classroom based and will be followed by a practical session at a later date (likely to be spring 2022). The course is intended to provide you with all the information you need to get started and to help you decide if beekeeping is for you.

Improver Courses

We will be adding dates for our Improver courses throughout the year

Please email the association if you would like to join one of the courses.


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


Interested in taking the courses or requiring more information? then please contact the association using the form below.

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