Courses & Education- Basic Assessment Course Spring 2024

(Experience Required 1year +)

This British Beekeeping Association course builds upon the Introduction to Beekeeping course and will assist relatively inexperienced beekeepers to develop their existing knowledge and skills in apiculture.

Please note that you will need to be a member of the BBKA and to have kept bees for at least a year and had some basic practical experience in order to be eligible for this course.

It is delivered over 4 consecutive weeks, in 2 hour evening sessions, once a week, followed by a practical assessment preparation session. 

Dates: Tuesday    9th April         

            Tuesday,  16th April

            Thursday 25th April

            Tuesday   30th April

            Practical session in May, date to be confirmed

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm, on April weekdays (as above), 

Venue: Teaching Apiary, Bath Beekeepers Association, Park Farm, Newton St Loe, BA2 9JA

Fee: Free to Bath BKA Members

The BBKA Basic Assessment Syllabus underpins the course and structures the weekly sessions, it lists the basic things which all beekeepers should know. Do take a look:

Course completion is followed by a practical/oral assessment, usually taken early Summer, which you will be well prepared for.   **Bath BKA will fund the assessment for those who sit and pass it.**

  • To take the Basic Assessment you should have managed at least one colony of bees for a minimum of 12 months

To book and for further information, please contact Alison Holman, Education Secretary, 

Bath Beekeepers’ Teaching Apiary,
Park Farm,
Bath. BA2 9JA