Locally Adapted Bees in a Sustainable Apiary


“Locally adapted bees in a sustainable apiary: A course for teachers”

This is a course for those involved in the teaching of beekeeping at all levels from introductory events up to advanced. The aim is to reduce importations, that an increasing number of beekeepers are concerned about, by promoting the benefits and use of locally adapted honey bees and sustainable ways of propagating them. These may need a slightly different approach and management methods than are commonly taught.

The course is in two parts:-

  • A video to explain some of the benefits of locally adapted bees and using them in a sustainable apiary. This includes suggestions for other videos and material that can be viewed at leisure. The link will be emailed following booking.
  • A one-day apiary based practical session that will be held in various venues.

The course is run by and cost heavily subsidised by BIBBA to help those who are responsible for teaching beekeeping, such as apiary managers/teams, demonstrators, teachers, mentors, BKA officials, etc. It is not intended for individual beekeepers, unless they expect to be teaching in the future.

Before booking, there is a short trailer that can be viewed here. It is free.

Bring own lunch and refreshments



St Helens, Merseyside

Saturday 20th July 2024

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£30 plus £3.22 booking fee


Northwich, Cheshire

Monday 22nd July 2024

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£30 plus £3.22 booking fee


Refunds will only be considered if we can fill your place. The Eventbrite fee is not refundable.