Each year Aberdeen Beekeepers run a series of evening classes intended for beginners. The classes are open to all, and there is no obligation to become a beekeeper or to join the association afterwards. Some people just want to learn more about the fascinating world of the honey bee. However, those who do wish to progress will be given sufficient knowledge and practical skills to start on this popular hobby in a way which is both enjoyable and mindful of the bees’ needs.
The seven-week programme will cost £10 for ADBKA members who joined in 2017 or earlier, and £30 for non-members and new ADBKA members who join in 2018, payable on the first evening of attendance.
ADBKA members in full-time education can attend free of charge. If space is limited, priority shall be given to ADBKA members. The lecture series is open to people of all ages to attend.
It is our intention to offer ADBKA members the opportunity to take part in hands-on beekeeping sessions at our Crathes apiary until you have sufficient confidence to look after your own colony of bees with help from more experienced beekeepers when required.
The classes will take place in the lecture theatre at Aberdeen Grammar, Skene Street on seven Thursday evenings, commencing 15th February at 7:30pm.
Fees will be collected at the start of the first class (cash or cheque only) but attendees are requested to register in advance by contacting David Morland.
[Please note: these lectures are now fully booked.]
15 Feb – The Life of the Honey Bee
22 Feb – The Hive and the Apiary
1 March – Equipment, Bees, and getting Started [cancelled due to adverse weather]
8 March – Products of the Hive
15 March – Help, there is Something Wrong with my Bees
22 March – The Beekeeping Year
5 April – The cancelled beginners’ class. Further information including venue will be shared during the classes at Aberdeen Grammar before then.
29 March – Practical: Assembly of Hive Parts