The 2023 Beginners Course Is Now Full!
The course is aimed at anyone interested in taking up beekeeping, and assumes no prior knowledge or experience, though those with some experience may also find it valuable.
The course will consist of seven ‘theory’ sessions, based at Coytrahen Community Hall, on successive THURSDAY evenings, starting on 6 th April 2023.
These will be given by experienced beekeepers from the Association, and will cover every aspect of beekeeping, from what a honeybee is, through the bee’s life cycle, types of beehive, pests and diseases,
forage sources, equipment needed and practical management
Following each of the theory sessions, there will be a practical session on the following SUNDAY at our apiary in Bryngarw Country Park, starting at 10.00 a.m. and lasting about two hours.
For the practical sessions, you will be able to borrow a bee suit from the Association. All other equipment will be supplied. At the end of the course, if you have attended at least 75% of the sessions, you will receive a Certificate saying that you have satisfactorily completed the course.
If you are interested, please click on the ‘ View Courses’ button to register and pay.
Numbers on the course are limited.
Please note that if you have had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, requiring medical attention, you will not be able to attend the practical sessions.
If you have any queries, please contact the course organiser Greg Nuttgens at