Carlisle Beekeepers Association supports members and prospective members who wish to train in all aspects of beekeeping. The association runs a beginners course each year, with both practical and theory sessions.
Beginners Course ~ 2018 ~ A beginners course will be run if there are sufficient numbers
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 beginners' course is normally held at Houghton Village Hall over one weekend.
Further Information & Booking
To find out more about the beginners' course please contact the Secretary
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 Christine. ~ BBKA Basic Assessment
Successful candidates can have the examination fee for the Basic and Module 3 refunded by Cumbria Beekeepers Association.
BBKA Basic Assesment Study Group on Facebook ~ here
Paying for Courses
Please make cheques payable to:
Carlisle Beekeepers Association
The BBKA provide a framework of training , education and further qualifications for beekeepers. ~
BBKA 2018 Examination Dates ~ here
One Day Convention
Saturday 21st April 2018
Details ~ here
Picture by Ian Burrow
Honey Bee Health Certificate - Practical Assessment
This new practical assessment sits between the Basic and the General Husbandry Assesment
The new syllabus can be found ~ here