Learn about bees and beekeeping – starting March 2018!

PLEASE NOTE THAT PLACES ON THIS YEARS COURSE ARE FULLY BOOKED.  HOWEVER, YOU MAY STILL APPLY NOW TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST FOR 2019.

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ABKA train new beekeepers each year beginning in March.  We hold classroom sessions at Cliffe Castle in Keighley, and our apiary is based at East Riddlesden Hall, Riddlesden.  Our new training plan has several components, so you can choose how far you want to take your learning.  If you think you would like to attend one of our courses, please send your details in an email to our Education Officer:  education@airedalebka.org.uk.

We offer three training options.  Bees and Beekeeping and Meet the Bees can
be taken as stand alone courses and are suitable for anyone with an interest
in bees whether considering keeping bees or not.  If you wish to train to
become a beekeeper then we have a three stage incremental 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.  To apply for a course, please complete the relevant application form:

Bees and Beekeeping Course
Meet the Bees
Beekeeping Training Programme