Face to face beekeeping courses are not back up and running!

Please see our Beekeeping Courses page.

BeeEducated is a not for profit community group which was set up by Ewan Houldridge in January 2015. The mission of the group is to provide the local community with a opportunity to learn and develop beekeeping skills whilst supporting the local pollinator population.

The group focussed on the development and education of the local community and budding beekeepers by providing educational theory and practical sessions as well as open days and school visits.

Each year there is a BeeEducation project where new Beekeepers are recruited for training and undertake a full season of theory and practical learning to equip them with the skills to manage a colony before starting their hobby in apiculture. We believe that beekeepers should be able to manage a colony for a whole season, with support, before obtaining bees themselves. When possible, we will support our learner to create their own colonies for our stocks to keep the cost of beekeeping low.

Any beekeeper who has completed a full season with BeeEducated can join our support network in future years when they get their own colonies of Honey Bees.

Enrolment for the BeeEducated 2022 beekeepers training course will be open for enrolment in September 2021 and we recommend that anyone interested books early as please are limited.

As an overview of the BeeEducated 2022 project where new beekeepers are trained through a full season, the training starts on the first Sunday of January 2022 with an induction to BeeEducated which is the preceded with 13 theory training sessions online via zoom each Sunday through to April, where practical sessions start at the apiary each Monday evening.

The objective of the theory is to understand what happens, why and how to deal with it. The practical sessions are designed to enable the new beekeeper to see and manage a colony through the whole season.

If you would to be informed when enrolment is open for open days, online beekeeping and practical taster courses or our season long new beekeeper training courses, please complete the Contact Form and we will email you at the first opportunity of availability.