If you have always wanted to learn about honeybees and how beekeepers work with them, then a one- day Taster course may be just what’s needed. If you are intent on getting bees at some point, then the two-day weekend course is aimed at getting you started. With both courses, there is a mix of lecture room instruction and apiary work with the bees. You will be under the guidance of experienced beekeepers and will be provided with protective bee suits for the apiary work.
The two courses planned for September are now fully booked.
At this time of year Beekeepers are dealing with the honey crop and are starting to prepare the bees for the autumn and winter. Temperatures will soon start dropping and numbers of worker bees will reduce as the rate of laying by the queen dips down for the winter. The drones will soon be driven out by the workers and the bees which will over winter will be building up their little fat bodies, as we all will!
Provisional dates for courses in 2022 are as follows
Taster Days – 7th May and 18th June (£60 pp)
Introduction to Beekeeping weekend courses
23 & 24 April and 21 & 22 May (£145 pp)
We are hopeful that Covid restrictions will be no longer applying and that our usual course numbers can be accommodated. To register an interest, please email [email protected]
Booking arrangements will be re-established on our website in due course.
Our courses normally take place at Bangor
University’s Henfaes Research Centre at Abergwyngregyn, just off the A55
expressway and five miles to the east of Bangor. It is a lovely rural location
with views to the Carneddau hills and not far from the sea at the northern end
of the Menai Straits. The facilities are excellent with lectures taking place
in a converted barn and with an apiary just a couple of hundred metres away.
We occasionally also offer courses at Bodnant Welsh Food in the Conwy Valley, close to Bodnant Garden, just off the A470 at Tal y Cafn. The Bodnant apiary is close by, a short walk from the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre.
Thank you for your support.
The Courses Team.