Course Details

The 2024 MBKA Introduction to Beekeeping Course 
will be held in

Broughton Gifford Village Hall,
The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham,
Wiltshire, SN12 8PN
7pm - 9pm

Tuesday 13th February
Tuesday 20th February
Tuesday 27th February

The venue for the remaining weeks is to be confirmed
Tuesday 5th March
Tuesday 12th March
Tuesday 19th March

The Course Fee

The course costs just £50 for the 6 sessions.  Couples can attend at a cost of £75.  

Under 18s are FREE (limited spaces).

The fee should be received in advance at the time of booking.  Please use the booking form to book your place and send it along with your cheque.  You can also pay by BACS (details on the booking form).  We advise booking early as the course is always oversubscribed.

Reading List
The contents of the course will teach you most of what you need to know before you start keeping bees.  However, if you decide to keep bees you will most definitely need one or two good beekeeping books from the beginning.  You may wish to acquire a book or two before the course starts in order to be prepared.  The following titles are recommended as good beginner's guides.

The Bee Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Bees (New Ed)

by Claire & Adrian Waring

ISBN-13: 978-0857338099

The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, Second Edition

by Ivor Davis & Roger Cullum-Kenyon

ISBN-13: 978-1472920898 (Make sure you get the second edition which is much better than the first)

Bees at the Bottom of the Garden

by Alan Campion

ISBN-13: 978-0907908975

An amusing bit of light reading, but not by any means a practical guide:

The Bad Beekeepers Club

by Bill Turnbull

ISBN-13: 978-0751544053