Our Courses


An Experience with Honey bees – Apiary Open Day 2024 (Date TBC) As part of our charitable objective we aim to raise awareness about honey bees, generate interest and provide education.
Beekeeping for Beginners: Theory / Practical A multi-stage course covering both theory and practice sessions is available on a yearly basis. Gain a sound understanding of beekeeping and experience putting it into practice.
BBKA – Basic Exam This is the official basic beekeeping qualification of the British Beekeepers Association.
Continuous Learning Throughout the year we aim to provide educational speakers continuous learning opportunities for members who have already got bees.

We offer an exciting and engaging training programme for potential, new and experienced beekeepers that runs throughout the year. We provide tasters for those considering taking up this fascinating hobby, training for beginners giving you the knowledge and confidence to take on your own bees. For the theory sessions we plan a mixture of face to face and zoom learning which has been received well in the past. We deliver practical sessions during the Summer which are all face to face at our club apiary.

Lancaster Beekeepers welcomes new beekeepers of all ages and have Club suits to fit most sizes. Trainees under the age of 18 will need parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To book a course contact secretary@lancaster-beekeepers.org.uk