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New Beekeeper Courses

These courses are aimed at people with no prior knowledge who want  to learn about beekeeping and then if required can start keeping honey bees themselves.

Leeds Beekeepers Association offers a comprehensive range of facilities to back up a modern forward thinking association delivering hands on and theory based  bee keeping learning packages.

We also provide bee suits, veils and gloves for your training.

As part of your your fee you will become a members of Leeds Beekeepers Association and the British Beekeepers Association which will include bee keeping newsletters through the year.

Leeds Beekeepers Association members meet at our apiary at Temple Newsam every Wednesday evening from April to September.  Course members are actively encouraged to simply turn up and either just “talk bees” or get veiled up and tag along with someone who is doing an inspection of the bees there. Our weekly inspections are very popular amongst course attendees who want to cement the knowledge they have gained on our courses.

If you have attended one of our Taster Days, you can enjoy a discounted rate for our New Beekeeper courses.

Our Spring courses consist of 6, weekly evening sessions of theory and practical training, at our Temple Newsam Apiary.

Our Weekend courses, based at our Temple Newsam Apiary, are an intensive insight into beekeeping. They also cover both beekeeping theory and practice.  Over the weekend we provide refreshments and a cold buffet lunch on both days.

Our Winter courses are all encompassing and are designed to leave you prepared to start beekeeping with your first colony in the following Spring.  They start with a hands-on practical session at our Temple Newsam apiary in early Autumn. Then you will have a series of monthly, classroom based sessions at The Newman Centre, Crossgates. These take you up to Spring, where you you will end the course with a series of weekly hands-on sessions back at the apiary.