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.
We hope to run the next course in 2021. The price of the course includes a discount on the first years membership when purchased at the same time
Further Information & Booking
To find out more about the Taster Day or the Beginners' Day 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. 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 all BBKA Module examinations refunded by Cumbria Beekeepers’ Association.
BBKA Basic Assessment Study Group on Facebook ~ here
Paying for Courses
Please make cheques payable to:
Carlisle Beekeepers Association
Newcastleton, TD9 0TR
The BBKA provide a framework of training , education and further qualifications for beekeepers. ~
BBKA 2021 Examination Information ~ here
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
Introduction to Beekeeping ~ £40
About the Course ~ here
There will be two courses with identical content :-
1. Over Zoom - three sessions and an apiary visit.
2. Face to face - one day 21st May.
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 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
A member who passes any BBKA assessment or examination can have the examination fee refunded by Cumbria Beekeeping Association