Janet, 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 2018

Improver Courses

“Honey Bee Management”
Date: Tuesday 28th August, for 11 weeks, 7-9 pm
Venue: Conference Room, main building, Hansons Cement  Ltd, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF.
Cost: £40
For those wishing to increase their beekeeping knowledge this course expands on all aspects of Honey bee management.
This course would also be suitable for anyone interested in BBKA module 1.
Please contact Janet Murray via email or phone 07981094697 , to register interest.

Introduction to Beekeeping Course

“Introduction to Beekeeping”   ***THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL***
We will aim to run another course in Spring 2019

Date: The course will run over 2 Sundays’,  the 7th & 14th October, 0930-1600hrs
Venue: Off-Shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ
Cost: £75

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 register interest in this course.

********************************************************************************Anyone interested in taking the courses or requiring more information please contact the association below.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Course enquiry

Your Message