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Carlisle Beekeepers Association supports members and prospective members who wish to train in all aspects of beekeeping.  The association normally runs a one day beginners course each year, with both practical and theory sessions.

The Beginners’ course is designed to provide people interested in beekeeping with the knowledge and practical skills they will need to get started. Beginners are also very welcome to attend the regular apiary meetings, where they can gain more experience and meet some interesting beekeepers.

The next course will be run in February  2020. The price of the course includes a discount on the first years membership when purchased at the same time


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To find out more about the Taster Day or the Beginners' Day please contact the Secretary

Emma Keir

016973 52114

carlisle.beekeepers@gmail.com



Basic Beekeeping Assessment - Practical Assessment

Carlisle Beepkeeping Association will also arrange for members to be assessed for the BBKA Basic Beekeeping Certificate at the association apiary at Walby. Details of the Basic qualification can be found  on the BBKA web site. If you would like to discuss the Basic Beekeeping Assessment please contact  the Branch Committee   ~  BBKA Basic Assessment

Successful candidates can have the examination fee for  the Basic and Module 3  refunded by Cumbria Beekeepers Association.

BBKA Basic Assessment Study Group on Facebook ~ here

Paying for Courses

Please make cheques payable to:   

Carlisle Beekeepers Association

Helen Griggs

Nook Farm

Bailey

Newcastleton, TD9 0TR


Further Training

The BBKA provide a framework of  training , education  and further qualifications for beekeepers. ~   

 BBKA 2020 Examination Information  ~ here

BBKA Education

Picture by Ian Burrow

Honey Bee Health Certificate - Practical Assessment

This new practical assessment sits between the Basic and the General Husbandry Assessment

The new syllabus can be found      ~ here

Gift Vouchers Available for Both Days



Beginners Beekeeping Day ~ £35

Next Course on  28th March

Information ~ here


Gift Vouchers Available for Both Days


The BBKA provide a range of further qualifications, some as practical assessments, some as written papers.  To apply for any of these contact the County Examinations Officer:

     Stewart Beattie ~ email ~  caterthun@gmail.com


Beekeeping Taster Day ~ £35

Next Course on 9th May

Information ~ here


Next Course 9th May

Information ~ here

email - carlisle.beekeepers@gmail.com

Gift Vouchers Available for Both Days