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BBKA Queen Rearing Course – Cleveland

17th September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 18th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm


The BBKA is organising courses for beekeepers, with at least three years’ experience, at several venues around the country:

Somerset: August 3rd & 4th at Quantock Apiary near Bridgwater

Wales: August 10th & 11th at Gregynog Hall, Tygynon, Nr Newtown

Warwickshire: September 14th & 15th at BBKA Apiary, Stoneleigh

Cleveland: September 17th & 18th, venue to be confirmed

Other courses may be arranged in future, so please check here or at the BBKA website.

The whole course is focussed on the General Husbandry standard with the objective of each attendee going home able to run their queen rearing matched to their needs.  It will not be prescriptive and will enable the attendees to make up their own mind about the method they would like to employ.  It will not focus on grafting, although it is a method that everyone should at least have tried at some point.

The course will be theory plus time in the apiary when different methods of queen rearing will be discussed and demonstrated.   There will also be several queen related manipulations, again to the General Husbandry standard.

There will be a maximum of twelve on each course and there will be two tutors.  The lead tutor will be Sean Stephenson who has a lot of experience in queen raising and delivering courses.

The cost of the course will be £75 which will covers coffee, tea and biscuits but please bring a packed lunch with you.  Exact timings for the courses will be confirmed later but will start on Saturday morning and end on Sunday afternoon.

If you would like to apply for a place on the course please apply through the BBKA’s website:


or contact the BBKA office on 02476 696679.


17th September 2019 @ 9:00 am
18th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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