Beekeeping courses

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Beekeeping courses

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.

Beekeeping Courses 2021

We have provisionally planned two weekend ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ courses, the first over 21 st & 22nd August and the second over the 11th & 12th September – subject to the Covid restrictions in place at the time. The location will either be at the Bangor University Henfaes Research Centre or at Bodnant Welsh Food, Tal y Cafn in the Conwy Valley. The cost of each course is £145 per person.

To register an interest in booking onto either of these course dates, please email [email protected]

Beekeeping Courses 2022

If you’re a beginner and want to learn how to keep bees, build a hive or just get close to bees for the first time then we have a course for you. Dates for courses will be posted as soon as we are able to do so with confidence.

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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.

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