Beginners... and bees!

Beginners learning the art of beekeeping during a practical session

Today was the last day of this year's Beginners' Basic Beekeeping Course which brought together 37 people of all ages with one thing in common... bees! The course itself started at the beginning of the year in January with evening sessions followed by two practical sessions at our Exeter apiary.  The course was led by David Packham, Seasonal Bee Inspector, who provided all the coursework for the budding beekeepers that was based on the BBKA's Basic Assessment Syllabus.

With the practical sessions completed, we look forward to seeing as many of our new budding beekeepers at the apiary to continue learning more about the wonderful honey bee and hope many will go on to take on their own colonies of bees in the future.