This is an essential part of our association, with the intention of producing knowledgeable and confident beekeepers. A structured beginners’ course is available as well as a training programme for the BBKA Basic Assessment and subsequent modules. Further training courses are under development.

Our winter programme of talks and the fortnightly summer sessions at our Apiary enhance the education programme.


We encourage members to sign up to our list of mentors and make every effort to match up new members with more experienced beekeepers who are willing to guide them through their first year or two.


There is a lot of good free information on the internet however do be aware that some of the views are particular to a particular beekeeper and not always viewed as best practice by others!

The links below were accurate at the time of editing this webpage: