Beekeeping is quite easy when you know how, but to Start with there is a lot to learn and it can all be quite daunting. While it is true that the best way to really learn how to do something is to actually do it for yourself, it definitely is a good idea to get as much information as possible about your new hobby before you start beekeeping. One of the best ways to do this is by taking one of the many Beekeeping courses available.
There are dozens of beekeeping courses held all around the country, especially in the spring time (the best time to start keeping bees). To find one near you, search on the internet for beekeeping courses in your area – you’ll be surprised how many you find.
Rather than doing the work yourself, if you ‘tweet’, then follow us on Twitter – links to all the beekeeping courses we come across are posted here. Or, if you are on Facebook, become a fan of the BestBeekeeping page (details of beekeeping courses are posted here too).
Alternatively, get in touch with your local beekeeping association, which should have details of all local courses being held, and will be only too willing to help beginner beekeepers.
As well as being a good way to learn, actually going to beekeeping classes is a great way to meet others interested in taking up the hobby. You would be surprised how many great friendships have been formed on beekeeping courses! And it is very useful to have someone with experience to clarify any issues you are unsure about.
In the meantime, why not sign up for our free beekeeping course? It includes lots of information for the beginner beekeeper, including the first steps you need to take before getting bees, what equipment you’ll need, the best place for your hive, bee pests and diseases to watch out for (and how to avoid them), and how to harvest all that delicious honey!
It’s free, so why not subscribe now?