Learn about bees and beekeeping – will either be on 1st or 8th March 2020!

NO PLACES LEFT THIS YEAR- ALL BOOKED UP, SORRY FOLKS!

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ABKA train about 12 new beekeepers each year beginning in March.  We hold classroom sessions at the Riddlesden Institute in Riddlesden, and our apiary is based at East Riddlesden Hall, also in Riddlesden.  Our new training plan has several components, so you can choose how far you want to take your learning.

We offer a staged training process.  Part one Bees and Beekeeping, an informative and fun classroom session taught by two of our beekeepers will introduce you to this amazing animal and outline what is involved in keeping bees.  Should you be keen to continue then next is our Meet the Bees session.

If you wish to go on to train to become a beekeeper then you will need to complete both the Bees and Beekeeping and Meet the Bees sessions first. Only after attending these two sessionsPart 1 , when you know that keeping bees really is the hobby for you, will you start our thorough and practical based Beekeeper Training Programme.

 You will need to complete Bees and Beekeeping and Meet the Bees
first. Only at this point when you know that keeping bees really is the
hobby for you will you start our thorough and practical based Beekeeper
Training Programme.

Training Options

For more information on any of these, please click on the options above.

Apply for a course

To register an interest in a course, please email education@airedalebka.org.uk stating your details and the course you are interested in.