Calendar

Mar
19
Tue
Towards the Basic 2 (Warwick & Leamington) @ Kings Hill Nursery
Mar 19 all-day
Mar
26
Tue
Towards the Basic 3 (Warwick & Leamington) @ Kings Hill Nursery
Mar 26 all-day
Apr
14
Sun
Hands-On Beekeeping Day (Warwick & Leamington) @ Kings Hill Nursery
Apr 14 all-day
Apr
27
Sat
Introduction to beekeeping weekend – Shipston on Stour @ Brailes Village Hall
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

Led by an experienced Beekeeper, our weekend course will give you an insight into and hands on experience of, the world of the honey bee and the role of the beekeeper.  Thereafter further regular practical tuition is available to SBK members through the following beekeeping season.

More details are available here.

May
12
Sun
Taster Session – Coventry
May 12 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Taster Session for prospective beekeepers. (booked places only) Ryton Apiary, Garden Organic, Ryton on Dunsmore

More information here

May
19
Sun
Training Apiary Visit – Coventry @ Ryton Apiary
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Apiary visit by the Students of the Beginners Beekeeping Course

Sep
8
Sun
Taster Session – Coventry
Sep 8 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Taster Session for prospective beekeepers. (booked places only) Ryton Apiary, Garden Organic, Ryton on Dunsmore

More information here

Jan
18
Sat
Microscopy for Beginners @ Eathorpe Village Hall
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Introduction to the world of microscopy for beekeepers. Suitable for those new to microscopy.

  • We will cover:-
  • The parts of the microscope and what they do;
  • Caring for and setting up a microscope
  • The uses of microscopes in beekeeping
  • The basic materials and equipment needed to get started
  • Some simple slide making techniques
  • Making your own glycerine jelly mountant
  • Using a microscope to identify Nosema
  • Attaching a camera to a microscope (including some simple and cheap DIY ideas!)

Participants will be provided with a starter kit to support microscopy at home.

Refreshments provided, bring your own packed lunch.

Cost : £25 per person

Jan
19
Sun
Microscopy – Dissecting bees, and making slides @ Eathorpe Village Hall
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Going further into the world of microscopy for beekeepers. Suitable for those who have practical experience having attended an Introduction course.

We will cover:-

  • A review of basic techniques
  • Making permanent slides
  • Dark field illumination
  • Oil immersion
  • Examination of honey samples
  • Bee dissections
  • An introduction to the BBKA microscopy certificate assessment

Refreshments provided, bring your own packed lunch.

Cost : £25 per person.

Feb
15
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping – Coventry Branch @ Eathorpe Village Hall
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day

For those interested in taking up Beekeeping as a hobby.

Come and join Coventry Branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association for a weekend to learn more about Beekeeping

A two day Beginner Beekeeping course – Venue TBC

15th/16th February 2020

Details HERE