Wiltshire's local association’s bee keeping associations all run a variety of bee keeping courses from time to time. A number of WBKA also run or deliver bee keeping courses in a personal capacity.
Courses for the public or beginners. Please look at your local association website for details of a course near you.
An Introduction to Beekeeping
If you are interested in discovering what beekeeping is all about, perhaps to take it up as a hobby, or simply want to know more about honey bees and beekeeping then this course is for you. The aim of this one-day course is to provide attendees with a good understanding of:
Each session will include hands-on experience with inspecting colonies and handling bees (subject to weather conditions)..
Additional Beekeeping Skills
The Study Group meets during winter months to help established beekeepers (who have kept bees for at least 12 months) prepare for the BBKA Certificate in Basic Beekeeping. All established beekeepers are encouraged to gain this certificate.
Beekeepers who have gained the Basic Beekeeping Certificate are encouraged to pursue further study for the series of modules for the BBKA Intermediate and Advanced Certificates. The aim of the group is to provide support to achieve the level of study required through use of past papers.
Microscopy is a useful, interesting and fun skill for beekeepers. It is useful for identification of acarine and nosema diseases, interesting for the examination of bee anatomy and fun for the identification of pollens. The group is in its early days and welcomes those who already have some related experience. An aim of the group is to provide support to those preparing for the BBKA Microscopy Certificate.
A range of courses for improvers and the more advanced beekeeper.
Modules 1 – 8 these are the next steps in BBKA qualifications. Exams are in March and November. If anyone is interested in taking one of these modules. Applications need to be sent to Sally Wadsworth.
To book a place on any of the courses or for further details, phone Contact Ricard Oliver by phone on: 01380 812368 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.