© Okehampton Branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association 2016 -
apiculture n. beekeeping
apiarist n. one who keeps bees
apiary n. a place where bees are kept
Okehampton Beekeepers are going to run a Beekeeping Training Course of 8 Wednesday evening sessions, at Whiddon Down Village Hall, Exeter Road, EX20 2QT from 7 pm -
In addition, there will be a number of follow-
The £75 course fee includes a copy of the excellent publication 'The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping (normally priced £18.99) plus full reimbursement of the £15 entrance fee should you decide to take the assessment for the BBKA Basic Certificate In Beekeeping and achieve the standard required to 'pass'. The course will cover the syllabus required for this exam -
For further information please contact
Ray King by phone on 01363 772007
BASIC Beekeeping Certificate Syllabus
Okehampton Beekeepers offer to help new branch members by appointing them a Mentor if they wish. The mentor will assist with handling bees during the first year. Sometimes just having someone to talk through doubts about what needs to be done is enough to give the confidence required.
Maybe you need help with a manipulation that you are unsure about or want to try a different way. Being unsure about what to do is not unique to new members; there's always something new to learn.
To request help and find out more about what we can offer contact Simon O’Sullivan see the CONTACT page.
Have you previously attended a Basic Beekeeping course? Have you kept bees for at least twelve months?
Then why not put yourself forward for assessment for the BBKA Basic Certificate. The practical assessment is a one-
Contact Ray King to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beekeeping Best Practice
One place to get good advice about beekeeping is from the Best Practice Guides and Fact Sheets produced by the National Bee Unit website BeeBase. These PDF file publications can be read online or downloaded from the public pages of the site.
Go to: www.nationalbeeunit.com then click through the pages:
Home > Bee Research and Publications > Publications >
Advisory Leaflets, Training Manuals & Fact Sheets
The list of publications available [April 2012] is shown below.
Best Practice Guidelines:
Courses are run by many other organisations and vary
in time of year, duration and syllabus.
See the websites on our LINKS page to start your search.