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Introducing Beekeeping on behalf of PBKA

June 1 - June 2


Julia Pigott & Martin Hoggard will run the  Introducing Beekeeping  on behalf of PBKA.  It will be of interest to anyone who would like to become a beekeeper as well as those who have started beekeeping, but consider themselves to be beginners.

Julia and Martin are both highly experienced beekeepers and trainers.  They  run the Brigsteer Bee Reserve, just outside Kendal. More information about Julia, the Bee Reserve and her training programmes, along with course feedback, can be found at www.BeeEd.org.uk

Introducing Beekeeping is a two day course.        It will run on the following weekend:

  • Saturday 1st  June   and Sunday 2nd June

Day one will commence at 9.00. (registration) and finish at 5.45.p.m.   (Includes colony inspection) Day two will commence at 9.00. and finish by 5.00.p.m.

The course will combine theory with practise and will involve an introduction to all the basic skills  needed to become a competent, confident beekeeper

Fee:  £110   This includes: tuition; loan of kit; information to take home; light refreshments, EXCLUDING lunch.  Participants may bring their own packed lunch or a lunch can be pre-ordered from the Boot and Shoe Inn which is opposite the Village Hall.   The lunch menu and prices will be available during course registration so that pre-orders and payments  can be made on arrival.

Concessions:  £100  PBKA Members                £70 *students in full time education.

*Minimum age 12 years.  Students U.18 must be accompanied by an adult who is parent/guardian or officially acting in  ‘loco parentis’ and is also attending the course.

Places are limited. To reserve a place please contact PBKA  asap: see below.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 20th  May. Cancellation: unless PBKA cancels the course, refunds for cancelled places cannot be made after 20th  May 2024.  


Contact Margaret Riches  (PBKA Contact Margaret Riches (PBKA Treasurer)

TEL: 01768 384404 or E mail: mr4cnr@gmail.com   

Or visit PBKA website: www.penrithbeekeepers .org


June 1
June 2


Greystoke Village Hall
Greystoke Nr Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0TW United Kingdom