Introduction to Beekeeping

In 2017 I will again be running an introductory course of ten classroom sessions at Wilmslow Guild. This will provide enough information and guidance to allow you to make a confident start with your beekeeping.


During the course we will cover:

  • The social organisation of a colony
  • Hives and other equipment
  • Looking after your honeybees through the year
  • Where to obtain your bees and equipment
  • Honey and beeswax from the hive
  • Where to keep your honeybees
  • Keeping your bees healthy
  • Flowers for bees

Separately I will offer practical sessions, held in the apiary during the active season, which will focus on honeybee handling and management skills. Class size for the practical sessions will be kept small (maximum of 6) to ensure you have ample opportunity to gain hands on experience. A bee veil will be provided for you to use during these sessions.


The course at Wilmsolw Guild ( in 2017 starts on January 10th. The classes are 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

The dates and booking details for the practical sessions will be available before the end of the indoor course.


Wilmslow Guild, Bourne Street,

Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5HD



The follow on practical sessions will be held in an apiary near Macclesfield.


If you would like to book places on this beekeeping course please contact Wilmslow Guild directly on 01625 523903.

You can book on-line here:

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