The next winter course starts on Tuesday September 16th 2014 at Henfaes Research Centre, Abergwyngregyn LL33 0LB, just off the A55 at junction 13. Intensive one-weekend taster courses in Spring and Summer are also on offer.
The courses are organized by the National Beekeeping Centre Wales with support from Conwy Beekeepers. 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!
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.