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NSBKA Beekeeping Taster Course
From Saturday 03 July 2021 -  09:30am
To Sunday 04 July 2021 - 05:00pm
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Sorry  - Our Live Taster course for this year (2021) is now full as the number of places available have been greatly reduced to meet the Coronavirus restrictions and safety guidelines

A ‘live’ course at Tilstock Village Hall over a weekend 3rd and 4th of July, restrictions permitting. The cost for this would be £80 per person, or £140 for a twosome*. N.B. We have discounted this rate as the course is later in the season.

* Will only receive one copy of handouts etc 
**must be accompanied by a full fee paying adult

 If you would like to take part in either of these courses please contact Alison Hine, the NSBKA education officer

Education Officer


The course will be both theoretical and practical, including a hands-on session at our Association apiary where you will see inside a beehive and handle the bees (weather permitting) [bee suits will be provided]

The course covers:
- Starting out in beekeeping
- Costs involved
- Beekeeping throughout the year
- Honeybee life, behaviour and colony
- Equipment, assembling hive parts
- Setting up an apiary and apiary safety
- Harvesting your honey and wax
- Forage

The association draws its educational strength from its own pool of enthusiastic and highly experienced beekeepers and master beekeepers who volunteer to give up their own free time to teach others. This can mean timings and dates have to change in response to unforeseen circumstances and in such an event, alternative dates or a refund will be offered.

Physical Taster Location:

Tilstock Bradbury Village Hall
Tilstock Lane,
SY13 3JL

For more information and course booking details, please contact the Association's Education Officer.

Education Officer


The Association's apiary in North Shropshire


The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping

visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 


The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping