Introducing Beekeeping PDBKA Course.
The next course will be arond mid 2018.
Penrith & District Beekeepers Association (PDBKA) has now established its training apiary at Acorn Bank, National Trust property near Penrith. Each year we arrange for Julia Piggot & Martin Hoggard to run a course for us: Introducing Beekeeping .
This course will be of interest to anyone who would like to become a beekeeper as well as those who have started beekeeping, but consider themselves to be beginners.
Julia is a highly experienced beekeeper and trainer. She and Martin run the Brigsteer Bee Reserve, just outside Kendal. More information about Julia, the Bee Reserve and her training programmes, along with course feedback, can be found at www.BeeEd.org.uk
Introducing Beekeeping is a two day course.
Day one will commence at 9.00. (registration) and finish at 5.45.p.m. (Includes colony inspection) Day two will commence at 9.30. and finish at 4.00. with an optional additional session to inspect a colony if required.
The course will combine theory with practice and will involve an introduction to all the basic skills needed to become a competent, confident beekeeper. A copy of the course programme can be found on the Penrith Beekeepers web site: www.penrithbeekepers.org OR it can be forwarded to you on request, see below.
Fee: £65 (2017) This includes: tuition; loan of kit; information to take home; light refreshments, EXCLUDING lunch. Participants may bring their own packed lunch or a lunch can be pre-ordered from the Boot and Shoe Inn which is opposite the Village Hall. The lunch menu and prices will be available during course registration so that pre-orders and payments can be made on arrival.
Concessions: £60 PDBKA Members £55 **students in full time education.
* The course notes are available for participants to store on a memory stick but this must be provided, recommended at least 2gb.
Alternatively, the course tutors will provide the notes on a usb drive but will require £5 for this service.
** Minimum age 12 years. Students U.18 must be accompanied by an adult who is parent/guardian or officially acting in ‘loco parentis’ and is also attending the course.
Places are limited. To reserve a place please contact PBKA asap: see below.
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2017.