Wimbledon Beekeepers' Association

A Division of the Surrey Beekeepers' Association

Presented by an Experienced Team from Wimbledon Beekeepers

'The course was excellent value for money. I really appreciate the time and effort put in by the trainers. I cannot praise them too highly.'

 'The course was well structured, well delivered and well humoured all in all and I really enjoyed it.' 

 'An excellent course, provide by experienced, knowledgeable and friendly teachers. Thank you so much.'

        Courses                     

Over the last 15 years a number of new members have taken up the craft after attending our very popular courses.

They are designed for both those who are interested in starting beekeeping and those who just wish to know more about bees 


*** Beekeeping for Beginners 2022 ***


A 10-week course offering an insight into honey bees, their life cycle and their place in the environment.

Also, 'hands on' experience and knowledge of hive products.

Theory sessions 7:30pm

      Monday 28th Feb                                   Introduction & Biology

      Monday 7th March                                  Association evening

      Monday 14th March                                  Equipment & Tools

      Monday 21st March                                 Disease & Hygiene

      Monday 28th  March                               Colony Management

      Monday 4th April                                    Association evening

      Monday 11th April                                    Swarm Prevention

      Monday 18th April                                      Easter Monday

      Monday 25th April                        Recapping – Planning Apiary Visit


                                    Practical sessions 10:00am

      Sunday 1st May                                          Apiary practical

      Sunday 8th May                                          Apiary practical

      Sunday 15th May                                        Apiary practical

      Sunday 22nd May                                       Apiary practical



Cost £230 



***A full beesuit and gloves will be provided, 

please wear a pair of stout shoes or wellington boots for the practical sessions***


Please note: In case of inclement weather we reserve the right to cancel for the bees’ protection


For more information, please email: courses@wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk


*** Beekeeping Taster Days ***



Saturday 18th June 2022

or 


Saturday 16th July 2022

10:30 - 14:00 (approx.)



Cost £55 

(includes a jar of Wimbledon Beekeepers' Association honey)

Please use the Application Form button above



What goes on in the mysterious world of the beehive?



With guidance from Wimbledon Beekeepers’ Association’s beekeepers, you will have the opportunity to take a look inside a hive and discover the fascinating craft of beekeeping.

The session will consist of a practical introduction into the world of the honey bee and experience some of the various tasks a beginner needs to master. You’ll be able to see inside a hive, hold a frame with honey bees on and get to know if beekeeping is something for you.

Some of the basic beekeeping skills you will learn are:



  • Examine hive parts and how they all go together
  • An introduction to some of the equipment beekeepers use
  • Wearing a bee suit, using a smoker and the hive tool
  • Help opening a hive and remove frames for inspection
  • Look and identify the different castes of bee i.e. queen, worker and drone
  • Find the queen (hopefully!) and recognise the difference between honey stores and brood
  • Understand about the management of disease and pests

***A full beesuit and gloves will be provided but please wear a pair of stout shoes or wellington boots***

Please note: In case of inclement weather we reserve the right to cancel for the bees’ protection



For more information, please email: courses@wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk


All courses will be held at:

Our Teaching Apiary

in 

Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Road
Morden
London SM4 5JD

Map

 near Morden Station on the Northern Line Underground

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