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Introduction to Beekeeping Courses 2021

The MBA is running this year the ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course again, however, due to the ongoing Covid pandemic we have changed the format this year to a blended course with Zoom meetings, recorded presentations, and once possible a visit to the apiary in small groups for practical demonstrations on a beehive.

The course starts Saturday 10 April 2021 at 10:30 for 1h for a introduction via Zoom. You then get access to the recorded video presentations to go through in your own time and we have on 8 May 2021 at 10:00 a second Zoom meeting (about 2-3h) for questions and answers with all trainers after a summary over the topics. Once possible we plan to arrange for participants to meet in the training Apiary near Elgin in small groups for one-to-one demonstations on the beehives.
The topics covered in the presentations are:

  • General introduction to beekeeping
  • Honey bee biology and behavior
  • Getting started in beekeeping – what is it you need?
  • How to select my ideal apiary site
  • Inspection of your hives – how-to and what to look for
  • Help, my bees are swarming!
  • Products of your hive
  • The Beekeeping year

The charge for the course is £30 and you can book your place on Eventbrite (link); places are usually in demand and filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email <> if you have further questions about this or further courses.

Numbers are restricted to just 12 on each date, so early booking is recommended.

Bookings can be done online via Eventbrite, for further information contact our training team via e-mail: <>

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