Training – New Beekeepers

Meet the Bees Taster Events

Sunday 22nd May and Sunday 24th July

2pm – 4pm

This year Preston and District Beekeepers are running two “Meet the Bees” taster days

These days are aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about honeybees.

So if you have ever wanted to keep bees or ever wondered what happens inside a hive, this is an opportunity to put on a bee suit and find out.

You will find out what a beekeeper gets up to throughout the year, see inside a virtual hive, taste some raw honey and make a beeswax candle to take home.

If you feel confident you can be guided through an actual beehive by an experienced beekeeper and might even meet the queen!

Cost £20 per adult and £10 per child  (over 8 years old under 16, maximum 2 children per adult attending)

To book your place please complete the booking form below and return it to


For any further information or queries about the sessions please use the Contact Us form

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 starts in early 2023.

For more information, 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.