Training – New Beekeepers

Beginners Course 

If you are considering beekeeping as a hobby or would simply like to understand more about the fascinating world of honeybees then this course is for you.

Run over 8 weeks, this theory course covers all aspects of beekeeping including equipment, life inside the colony, pests and diseases, swarming and products of the hive. Led by experienced beekeepers the sessions are designed to equip you with all the basic knowledge ready to take your first practical steps towards beekeeping.

Our next course will run for 8 Thursday evenings (7 – 9pm) at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Blackpool Rd, Preston PR2 1QS (next to the Pig and Whistle pub) from 9th February 2023. 

For more information including costs and an application form please email 

Practical sessions

For those who would like to continue their beekeeping journey after completing the theory course are welcome to join practical sessions held weekly, at the club apiary on Saturday mornings throughout the beekeeping season (weather permitting).

Here you will get the chance to inspect hives and develop your practical skills in beekeeping as well as get to know other members.

These sessions are suitable for all; from beginners to more experienced beekeepers who might want advice or practise in handling bees.

The sessions are usually followed by tea, cake, and chat at the local café.

Meet the Bees Taster Events

In 2022 we held two beekeeping taster events at our apiary site. Everyone that came along enjoyed learning more about our lovely and fascinating honeybees.

The days are aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about honeybees. they provide a chance to look inside a hive and find out more about beekeeping.

We will be running more events in 2023. Watch this space for  details!