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Introduction to Beekeeping

4th March 2023
4th March 2023



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Saturday 4th March 2023 – A one-day course in Rudgwick Village Hall

Are you or someone you know one of the many people who have thought of investigating keeping bees, but didn’t know what it involves? Wisborough Green Beekeepers Association (WGBKA) have an “Introduction to Beekeeping” day on Saturday 4th March 2023 in Rudgwick Village Hall. It is tailored for those who may have an interest in keeping bees, but aren’t sure if it is for them or not. The day is packed with all the information needed to become a beekeeper, including the time needed, basic equipment, costs and where to site beehives.

This is a popular annual event that has been run since 2006 and tutored by an experienced beekeeper. It has introduced several hundred people to the craft. For those who wish to go further there will be later free follow-up sessions at the large and well equipped WGBKA teaching apiary, where you can handle bees under supervision. This provides the opportunity to learn and achieve a reasonable level of competence using someone else’s facilities before buying bees and equipment. The course is also suitable for those who may have just started beekeeping, but have had little or no guidance.

WGBKA members live in West Sussex and South Surrey, within about 15 miles of Wisborough Green.

If you are not interested, but know someone who might be, please let them know, or maybe you are looking for an unusual, but useful present for someone – well, here it is! Vouchers are available.

Further information for beekeepers and non-beekeepers can be found on the WGBKA website.