Introducing Beekeeping Course

Introducing Beekeeping PDBKA Course.


The Date for the next course TBD

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 is a highly experienced beekeeper and trainer. She and Martin 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

Introducing Beekeeping is a two day course.

Day one will commence at 9.00. (registration) and finish at 5.45.p.m.
Day two will commence at 9.00. and finish at 4.00. with an optional additional session to inspect a colony if required.

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

Fee: £100 for non-members. 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: £90 PBKA Members,  £70 *students in full time education.
*Minimum age 12 years. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is parent/guardian or officially acting in ‘loco parentis’ and is also attending the course.Closing date for applications: Fri 22nd May 2020.

You can download the the application form here.

Or you can apply online here

Places are limited. To reserve a place please contact PDBKA  asap.

Closing date for applications: Fri 20th May 2021.

For a paper copy of the APPLICATION FORM & COPY OF THE PROGRAMME  Contact Margaret Riches (PBKA Treasurer)

TEL: 01768 894404 or E mail: