Practical Course



Ideal for Beginners or Potential Beekeepers


Two weekend sessions in May:

The next course will hopefully be in May 2021 subject to the Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.

  • Provisional dates are:
    Saturday/Sunday 8th & 9th May (Class 1 & 2)
    Saturday/Sunday 15th & 16th May(Class 3 & 4)
    2.00pm to 4.00pm each day
  • At Shenmore Lodge, Shenmore, Hereford, HR2 9PA

Subjects covered include:

  •  Bee Life Cycle
  •  Basic Handling & Management
  •  Equipment
  •  Feeding
  •  Wintering
  •  Disease Detection & Control

Cost (Approx.): Adults - £70 including membership of WVBKA and BBKA for 1 year. Juniors under 16 £25, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Membership of WVBKA entitles you to attend any of the association events, make use of the association apiary, be supported through a mentoring scheme and receive a monthly newsletter. In addition you will automatically become a member of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)which looks after the interests of beekeepers at a national level and provides a monthly magazine covering many topics of interest, and disease risk insurance.

The course is at present fully subscribed but if you want to be on a waiting list or to be informed of the course in 2022 then do contact us.

Further details please ring Mrs June Williams 01981 550320 or email

Protective clothing is available for adults and juniors, but please bring your own wellingtons.