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Introduction to Beekeeping Courses 2021

The MBA ran this year the ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course again, however, due to the ongoing Covid pandemic we had changed the format 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 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

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 charge for the intro course is £30. 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: <>


Keep your eyes open for next years (2022) ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ courses.