Learn to keep honey bees
Beekeeping courses at Staithe Farm vary between short taster sessions of 2-3 hours duration to intensive 2 day courses designed to enable students to competently keep bees by the end of the course. The taster sessions are suitable for complete beginners who wish to gain an understanding of what is involved in keeping honey bees.
The intensive course is for a maximum of 2 students which ensures you will receive full support. Telephone support will also be available afterwards.
The courses are run by Richard who is a British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Qualified beekeeper holding the Advanced Theory Certificate and the General Husbandry Certificate. He is also a semi-retired Science teacher with an honours degree in Environmental Sciences.
All equipment will be provided apart from footwear. Wellington boots are strongly advised with sufficient space around the leg to allow the beesuit to be tucked into the boots.
Courses are available from mid April to August