One-Day Course – £165.00, Weekend Course – £285.00 (excluding accommodation)

Our one-day and weekend courses take place in our purpose-built Bee Building at Cotswold Farm Park, between Stow-on-the-Wold and Cheltenham, and take you from complete novice to someone who has the knowledge to begin this wonderful and rewarding hobby.  The courses are also suitable for those who have had bees for a short time and wish to gain some more experience.

On the one-day course we cover:

  • The life of the honeybee
  • How to set up an apiary
  • The beekeeping year
  • Equipment you will need
  • Working with the bees
  • Products of the hive.

The course includes a visit to the apiary to enable you to handle bees under supervision.

The weekend course is a more advanced version of the one-day course. Day one is the same as the one-day course and then on day two you see how to identify and deal with the diseases from which honey bees can suffer. It also provides you with the essential skills to practise swarm management which is a vital tool for any responsible beekeeper. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to spend more time with the bees improving your bee handling skills.

If you have already completed a one-day course with us then it is possible to book just the second day of a weekend course to enable you to improve your knowledge and skills. Please CONTACT US for further information.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children under 15 years of age on our courses.

To see testimonials for previous course attendees click HERE.

To view the current available course dates view our Calendar page.


Click HERE to register for An Introduction To Beekeeping Course : One-Day Course (£165.00), or a Weekend Course (£285.00) and let us know your preferred date.

You can buy a place on an Introduction to Beekeeping One-Day Course or Weekend Course by purchasing a voucher, either for yourself or as a present for someone else. Gift vouchers will be sent to you by first class post.

Terms & Conditions:

Gift Vouchers – Gift Vouchers purchased as a gift for someone else are valid for one year from the date of purchase.  They can only be used for attendance on a one-day or weekend Introduction to Beekeeping course and are non-refundable, non-transferable once redeemed and cannot be exchanged for cash.

Payment for Courses – If you have booked and paid for a course yourself and subsequently change your mind, you have 21 days in which to cancel your booking as long as the course is due to take place outside the 21-day cancellation period.  If your course is due to take place within the 21-day cancellation period, you will lose the right to cancel your place and no refunds will be given, although substitutions will be accepted.  Any requests to change the date of your course may incur a fee, dependent on the amount of notice given.

  • Introduction To Beekeeping (One-Day Course) Gift Voucher

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