You’ll come away with:
Confidence in the practical application of successfully keeping honeybees.
Plus a Level 1 certificate.
This course is for:
The complete novice with an interest in beekeeping.
Once certified by Bee Plus you can enjoy the advantages of being part of a vibrant community of beekeepers with an invitation to join a peer support group on Facebook and to attend monthly “Beer n Bees” support meeting (March 2021 – currently held via Zoom)
Book your place on the course click the button below and follow the instructions and begin your journey of discovery.
The course is delivered on the Moodle learning platform. Below is an outline of the syllabus. You can complete the course at your own pace. The course is divided in to topics. As you complete each topic you are awarded a badge. Collect all the badges to complete the course and receive your certificate and the other benefits. Course includes contact time with the tutor.
History of the Honeybee
Anatomy of the Honeybee
Lifecycle of the Honeybee
Swarming – what it is & how to deal with it
Pests & diseases – identification & remedial actions
Hives – types, pros & cons
Colony assessment & hygiene
Bee keeping annual diary
Apiaries – site selection & risk assessment
Health, safety & PPE