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.
Please use the Training Contact Form if you are interested in finding out about training with Carlisle Beekeepers Association.
Beginners Course ~ 2017 ~ There are no current plans to run a beginners course.
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 held at Houghton Village Hall.
Further Information & Booking
To find out more about the beginners' course please contact:
Paying for Courses
Please make cheques payable to:
Carlisle Beekeepers Association
Basic Beekeeping 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.
The BBKA provide a framework of training , education and further qualifications for beekeepers. ~
Tel: (01461) 205525
Useful Beekeeping Information
Excellent free to read booklets from the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association ~ click here
Asian Hornet information
Asian Hornet identification chart ~ here
Asian Hornet identification poster ~ here
On line recognition quiz ~ here
Defra request vigilance ~ here
Build a simple hornet trap ~ plan ~ here
Build a simple hornet trap ~ video ~ here
If you think you have seen an Asian Hornet take a picture and email it with details of where you saw it and your contact information to ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Report sighting on line ~ here
Asian Hornet Watch app for Iphone ~ here
Asian Hornet Watch app for android ~ here