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Beginners Course 2019 – Practical (including bees package)


Practical + YDBKA membership option (including bee package)

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Practical + YDBKA membership option (including bee package)

Includes BBKA/YDBKA membership fee of £25 and £18 Ambrosia Bee Syrup (12.5Kg), additional cost of £395 for the hive package paid directly to supplier on collection.

There is a maximum number of 15 places on a first come first served basis.

The hive package options are:

The bees package includes:

  • National Polystyrene Hive / Cedar Hive
  • Frames and Foundation
  • Plastic Queen Excluder
  • National Poly Hive Ashforth Feeder
  • 2x Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps
  • Stainless Steel Hive Tool
  • Uncapping Fork
  • Bee Brush
  • Stainless Steel Smoker
  • 6 Frame Buckfast Bees Nucleus
  • Polystyrene nuc with feeder

Total cost – £395.00 (to be paid to the supplier on collection)

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.

Attendance on our Theory Course is a pre-requisite for this Course.

IMPORTANT: If you are ordering as a present to someone else, please enter their name and contact information on the Additional Information field at checkout.

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