Basic Beekeeping Taster

bees50  Bee Keeping Basics Taster Course

This is a half day day course for you to enjoy learning something of the exciting lives of bees.

Bee keeping is a fascinating subject to study whether you are thinking of keeping bees or just interested in observing nature and understanding how bees make honey. This is an ideal course to learn more, and get answers from an experienced bee keeper to any questions you may have.

Busy Spring Bees

Tea & chat

Bee basics, lifestyle & feeding

Bee hives & frames
Practical – assembling a frame
12.30pm – Products from the hive.
13.30pm – End

Tutor: Nick Burton

Nick studied Chemistry of Natural Resources at university and has spent 30 years gardening and working in the countryside. He views bee keeping as a natural development of his gardening activities and his love of the outdoors. Over the last few year as a bee keeper, Nick has overcome some of the biggest weather challenges on record.

Nick is a member of the British Beekeepers Association.


Please see Our Calendar for dates and times.

Cost: £5.00
Venue: Woodmill Workshop.

What to bring:
A set of warm clothes that you don’t mind getting damaged, plus a waterproof and boots.

Hot drinks are provided all day but please bring a packed lunch if required.

If at the end of the course you do decide to take up the hobby, we suggest enrolling on a Beginning Beekeeping Course run by the South Staffordshire and District Bee Keepers’ Association (SS&DBKA) at Shugborough. This costs £50.00 in 2015.

Please contact us for more information and to book.