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.

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

BBKA “Basic Assessment “ course –  Begins 17th April 2018
Date: Tuesday 17th April, for 6 weeks, 7-9 pm
Venue: Conference Room, main building, Hansons Cement  Ltd, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF.
Cost: £40 and includes practical session.
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 Behaviour”
Date: Tuesday 9th January, for 11 weeks, 7-9 pm
Venue: Conference Room, main building, Hansons Cement  Ltd, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF.
Cost: £40
Honeybee behaviour ……. why do your bees behave the way they do.  Don’t get caught out, they actually do tell you when they’re going to swarm and much more.
This course would also be suitable for anyone interested in BBKA module 6.
Please contact Janet Murray via email or phone 07981094697 , to register interest.

Introduction to Beekeeping Course

“Introduction to Beekeeping” – This course is now full, please register interest for the next course
Date: Monday 12th  February, 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.

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