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About BeeEducated

Our mission is to provide the local community with an opportunity to learn and develop beekeeping skills whilst supporting the local pollinator population.

BeeEducated is a not for profit community group established in January 2015, focussing on the development and education of the local community and beginner beekeepers, providing educational theory and practical sessions as well as open days and school visits.

Each year there is a BeeEducation project where new members are recruited for training, undertaking 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. Wherever possible, we will support our learners to create their own colonies for our stocks to keep down the costs of beekeeping.

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 or they can join one of our community apiaries.

Enrolment for the BeeEducated 2022 beekeeper training course will be open for enrolment in September 2021 and we recommend that anyone interested should book early as places are limited.

As an overview of the BeeEducated 2022 project, new beekeepers are trained throughout a full season. The training starts on the first Sunday of January 2022 with an induction to BeeEducated, followed by 13 online theory training sessions via Zoom, every Sunday, until April when practical sessions start at the apiary on Monday evenings.

The objective of the theory is to understand how to manage a colony through a season and be able to identify and prevent the colony from being subjected to pests, parasites, infections and diseases that can kill colonies in the UK. The practical sessions are designed to enable the novice beekeeper to manage a colony through the whole season, while being supported, to ensure the health of the colonies within an apiary.

Enrolement is now open for our 2022 Beekeeper courses and training! Please visit our Learn Beekeeping with BeeEducated page!