Beginners 2013 / 2014

Beekeeping course for beginners 2013

Our next course starts on Tuesday September 17th 2013 at Henfaes Research Centre, Abergwyngregyn LL33 0LB, just off the A55 at junction 13.


The course is organized by the National Beekeeping Centre Wales with Conwy Beekeepers’ Association. Please see www.beeswales.co.uk for details.



This very popular and well-established course attracts new beekeepers from all over north Wales. The course is led by Master Beekeeper Geoff Critchley. It consists of eight evening classes, one a month on Tuesdays, and two sessions with the bees at the Conwy BKA apiary near Tal y Cafn, Conwy Valley LL28 5RR. The course should give you the knowledge to start beekeeping. We recommend you attend our apiary meetings and winter lecture meetings, read up all you can about bees, team up with other beekeepers, and become thoroughly absorbed in beekeeping. It’s a very addictive pastime!



We recommend new beekeepers complete the course and then start with their own bees in summer 2014. We offer nuclei (small colonies of bees) for sale to new beekeepers in mid summer.

Recommended reading

Keeping Bees, Pam Gregory 2011. An easy to read introduction, well-illustrated. Pam Gregory was a previous Regional Bee Inspector for Wales.
Guide to Bees and Honey, Ted Hooper 2010. Very popular textbook.

Both books are available from Amazon.

3 Responses to Beginners 2013 / 2014

  1. Jacob milner says:

    Are there any spaces left on the course starting in september? If so, how much is it?

    Thanks, jacob milner

  2. Darren says:

    Hi, I am moving from Australia to wales and would very much like to take the bee keeping courses when are the next few dates please…All the best.

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