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NLB BEGINNERS' BEEKEEPING COURSE 2019 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

Venue: The Highgate Society, 10A South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BS   Maplink

This course covers the main aspects of keeping bees and the beekeeping year.   It combines theory with practical beekeeping and is for people considering keeping bees in an urban location.   It is led and taught by a team of our experienced beekeepers.

The NLB Beginners’ Course runs for five weekly evening theory sessions of two hours each on Monday evenings in March and April from 7.30pm – 9.30pm:
    Monday 4th March
    Monday 11th March
    Monday 18th March
    Monday 25th March
    Monday 1st April

These are followed by an extended practical session on Sunday April 14th at our teaching apiary near Kenwood House and Highgate Village.   All course members can then attend NLB's regular apiary teaching sessions, practical demonstrations, talks, meetings and social events held throughout the year.   The cost of the Beginners Course includes annual membership to North London Beekeepers and the British Beekeepers Association, annual insurance, a copy of the BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, monthly BBKA magazine, course certificate, use of protective beekeeping suits and refreshments.

There is no exam at the end of this course.

Price: £180 + Eventbrite booking fee.

This course is for adults and young people over 18 years.

For further information please contact North London Beekeepers Education Officer: Julie Parker at education@beekeeping.org.uk

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THE BASIC ASSESSMENT IN BEEKEEPING

Following on from our Beginner’s Beekeeping course, the BBKA “Basic Assessment in Beekeeping” provides a way of confirming your knowledge and skill in handling bees.   You need to have kept bees for a year and know about bee diseases in order to take the assessment.   More details will appear in a newsletter.

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THE MODULES

Once you have passed the Basic Assessment, there are seven modules of study (there is no Module 4).   We recommend that you form a group to study one of these modules or work towards them on an individual basis.

Information on the “Basic Assessment” & “Modules” including the course syllabuses can be downloaded from the BBKA website BBKA Education Information.   Contact our Education Officer at education@beekeeping.org.uk for more details.


https://www.bbka.org.uk/learn

ONGOING LEARNING

For those with some beekeeping experience, should you have any requests for further practical or theoretical studies, please contact the Education Officer at education@beekeeping.org.uk.


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