Beginners Course 2018

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Description

Theory only option:

The series of eight  Beginner’s Beekeeping Theory Classes will be delivered at the Library of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton. See the map here.

The classes will be held each Monday at 7pm for 7.30pm start commencing on Monday 29th January 2018 with the concluding class on Monday 19th March 2018. During the Theory Course you will also be given details of the YDBKA Beginner’s Practical Course which will take place late May/June 2018.

The cost per person for the Theory Course is £40.00 which is just to cover the hire of the meeting room as the Tutors and assisting Members of YDBKA are all voluntary.

To secure your place on the YDBKA Beginner’s Beekeeping Theory Course 2018 just choose how many people you want to book and proceed to the checkout.

 

Theory + Practical + YDBKA membership option (no bee package)

This option include the Theory modules as above, plus:

A series of five Beginner’s Beekeeping Practical Classes. The classes will be held each Monday at 6.30pm in late May/June, dates TBA. Attendance on our Theory Course is a pre-requisite for this Course.

How you participate on the course is up to you:

(i) You can just take the Practical Course (but you will still need to be a member of YDBKA). There is a maximum number of 8 places on a first come first served basis.

Included in the cost of this option there’s also a copy of the book ‘The British Beekeepers’ Association Guide to Beekeeping’.

 

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Theory + Practical + YDBKA membership option (including bee package)

(ii) You can take the Practical Course, Membership and buy the bees and hive package (see below). There is a maximum number of 15 places on a first come first served basis.

The hive package options are:

Option 1 – National Hive (flat roof, cedar) Package
Inc: varroa floor with entrance reducer, brood box, supers x 2 + castellated space pair x 2, queen excluder, crown board, feeder, roof.
Frames and foundation: 22 x SN4 national frames (flat pack) + foundation, 11 x DN4 national frames (flat pack) + foundation.
National ashforth feeder
6 frame nucleus of bees
Poly nuc box with feeder
Stainless steel smoker
Stainless steel hive tool
Uncapping fork, stainless steel needles.
Total cost – £408.40

Option 2 – National Poly Hive (painted) Package
Inc: varroa floor with entrance reducer, brood box, supers x 2 + castellated space pair x 2, queen excluder, crown board, feeder, roof.
Frames and foundation: 22 x SN4 national frames (flat pack) + foundation, 11 x DN4 national frames (flat pack) + foundation.
National ashforth feeder
6 frame nucleus of bees
Poly nuc box with feeder
Stainless steel smoker
Stainless steel hive tool
Uncapping fork, stainless steel needles.
Total cost – £384.40

The purchase, payment and collection of the empty hive and other items will be done directly with the supplier. You will receive detailed instructions.

The bees will be sited at an out Apiary for the duration of the practical course but at the end of the last evening of the course you will need to transport your colony to your own site.

If you opt to purchase the bees and hive package you will also need to have your own bee suit. We will have a number of suits available for you to try different sizes during the theory course.

If you plan to site your hive on an allotment or similar public or semi-public area you may need to obtain the consent of the Managing Authority, Owner or Committee. In our experience this can take some time to obtain so please don’t leave it until the last minute. If you do not have a site, then please mention this as we may be able to offer possible sites. Farmers with field beans are usually pleased to have bees as it increases the yield considerably.

Included in the cost of this option there’s also a copy of the book ‘The British Beekeepers’ Association Guide to Beekeeping’.

Additional information

Modules

Theory + Practical + YDBKA membership, Theory Only

Hive Package

I want the hive package., I don't want the hive package