(vid: previous course)
COVID-19 Update: Following Government advice the July course is in hold and no places are being offered. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case we can reschedule please email Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taster Day (includes association membership)
If you’re a beginner and want to learn how to keep honeybees or just get close to honey bees for the first time then we have the perfect course for you.
Beekeeping Taster Day – Introduction to Beekeeping 14th July 2020
Included in the price, is a tasty lunch , materials, use of protective equipment and if not already a member, you will get free membership to East Lothian Beekeeper’s Association until Jan 6th 2021. The taster days is ideal for anyone who has an interest in bees and wanting to start beekeeping, also the prefect unusual gift experience!
Location: Gilmerton House, East Lothian
Date: Tuesday 14th July
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Terms and conditions: What if I cannot make it, change my mind or are unwell?
Once you have booked your place, if you need to cancel for whatever reason you can request a FULL refund up to 14 days after placing your order (if you have not attended the course). After 14 days and 30 days before the taster day we deduct an admin fee of £10 and refund £50. If you cancel within 30 days of the the course date no refund is due unless we can fill your space from the reserve list. If we can resell your place then we will refund £50. Fee covers admin costs.
The one day course will be a real eye opener into the world of bees and beekeeping.
The session begins with coffee/tea meet & greet, morning introduction into the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping. In the afternoon you will attend a hands-on apiary session and get up close and personal with our bees, under the guidance of our experienced beekeepers.
We will cover the different types of bee, types of beehive, personal safety, how to set up an apiary, how to handle bees, honeybee health, the different types of honey, and how to deal with the honey harvest.
We will provide you with bee suits and gloves for the afternoon session with the bees.
Please bring your own wellies