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You will learn from experienced beekeepers, videos, written material, hands-on demonstrations and hands-on practical beekeeping. You’ll receive full instructions on the kinds of equipment you need, where to get it and where to get your bees. Staff and students will be invited to join University Bee Group for continuing education and mentoring.

Members of the public can join Bradford Beekeepers Association for continued mentoring, help and support.

The classes will cover the following topics:

  • Honeybee Biology
  • Basics of the Hive
  • Basic Beekeeping Equipment
  • Purchasing and Assembling Hive Equipment
  • Obtaining and Installing Honeybees
  • Inspecting and Managing the Hives
  • Solving Common Beekeeping Problems
  • Preparing Your Hives for Honey Collection


Where & When

Bradford University Campus

4.30 – 6.30 pm

or course is repeated

7.00 – 9.00 pm


Thursday January 12th 2017

Thursday February 9th 2017

Thursday March 9th 2017

Thursday April 20th 2017

Thursday May 11th 2017

Thursday May 18th 2017

Thursday May 25th 2017


Course Cost £90.00

Bradford Beekeepers

Association Membership £30,00

How to get a place on the course

University staff and students   –       email bees@bradford.ac.uk

Everybody / Anybody               –        email bill.cadmore@ntlworld.com

phone/text  07847476927

Well sort out your application and make sure you have all the info you need to get started beekeeping.