Education and events

Introduction to beekeeping course

Want to learn how to keep honeybees? Our beginners’ course is informative and fun, taught by experts in an informal and friendly environment. You’ll learn about the honeybee, beekeeping skills, bee health, swarms and honey, and much more.

The course includes six weeknight classroom sessions at the Litten Nature Reserve and three practical sessions at the apiary.

The course costs £135, which includes membership of the association.

If you’re interested, please contact us to register and find out when 2017 course dates become available.

You can also find out about other courses through the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) and Bee Craft, or try other London-based associations on our links page.

BBKA basic assessment in beekeeping and examinations

We can arrange for members who have kept a hive for one year to take the BBKA basic assessment in beekeeping. For more experienced members, we advise you on how to take further examinations with the BBKA.

Find out about BBKA examinations and assessments

Workshops and taster events

We sometimes run taster events for those interested in learning more about beekeeping. Workshops are also held for members, such as an evening on honey extraction. Check our calendar of events throughout the year.