The next winter evening Beekeeping Course starts in September 2018 at Bangor University’s Henfaes Research Centre, Abergwyngregyn LL33 0LB, just off the A55 at Junction 13. Classes are held on the second Tuesday evening of the month.
The courses are organized by the National Beekeeping Centre Wales aka BeesWales www.beeswales.co.uk
The well-established Winter Course has trained hundreds of new beekeepers. It consists of eight evening classes, one a month on Tuesdays, and two sessions with the bees at Henfaes. The course should give you the knowledge and confidence to start beekeeping. The course is only the beginning…
We urge you to follow the course by attending 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!
The Beekeeping Centre also offers Intensive spring and summer weekend courses and Taster Days. These are very popular with visitors. We can suggest places to stay.
Taster Days make a popular present.
We suggest new beekeepers complete a course, and then start with their own bees in the summer. We can put you in touch with local suppliers of nuclei (small colonies of bees).
Keeping Bees, Pam Gregory 2011. An easy to read introduction, well-illustrated. Pam Gregory was a previous Regional Bee Inspector for Wales, and a good friend of Conwy Beekeepers.
Guide to Bees and Honey, Ted Hooper 2010. Very popular.
Both books are available from Amazon.