Getting Started & Training

We are pleased to offer a beginners course which provides information on how to get started and an insight into the world of the Honeybee. We cover everything from how to build your hive to the importance of gardening for bees and the vital role that pollen and nectar play in their building colony strength. While also covering the importance of disease recognition to handling bees – whether in a National or Top Bar Hive. You will gain from visits to our Training Apiary while also benefiting from visiting members’ garden apiaries and enjoying a support network of beekeepers within your local area.

The beginners course normally runs in the spring and comprises 4 weekly classes at The Crafton Centre, Stansted Mountfitchet plus weekend visits to the Association Apiary in Bishop’s Stortford throughout the summer.

Contact for more details or you can register for the course here.

For membership, please register here, or email Mail:

Other training resources

Those members who have been keeping bees for at least a year are eligible to take the BBKA Bee Basic assessment. The syllabus for this can be found on the BBKA website here:

We are also a member of Hertfordshire BKA and can participate in their training courses. Please see their website for further details.

Registered members can access study units provided by BBKA by using their membership number as a login and creating an account at: