Advanced & Healthy Bee Day

2018 Basic Assessment Preparation Course
Run over two evenings in March, the course is suitable for those who have managed at least one colony for a minimum of 12 months regardless of whether you’ve attended previous courses, are self-taught, or a combination of the two. It provides a check for you as to how well you’re doing, and areas that might need some ‘brushing up’. The course provides a guide to those areas which will be examined during the BBKA Basic Assessment process although there is no obligation to take the Assessment.

Venue: Christchurch Peartree Halls, Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City
Dates: Wednesdays 14th and 21st March 2018 – 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Cost: £10

Contact Mike Goodhew at


General Husbandry Preparation Course
For those who have achieved the Basic Assessment level and wish to progress on to more advanced practical training to take the BBKA General Husbandry Certificate. Five years’ beekeeping experience is recommended.

The programme of 20 hours will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of the General Husbandry assessment, aiming to give the participants an understanding of what the assessment entails and what they need to do in order to be successful.

The training is running between January and May 2018, and will be facilitated by a team of 14 Master Beekeepers who are also General Husbandry assessors.

Candidates are required to have taken the Basic certificate and be registered on BeeBase.

Enrolment fee £50

For more information or to register interest, please contact: Marin Anastasov NDB on


2018 Healthy Bee Day
Each year, the Hertfordshire BKA hosts it’s Healthy Bee Day at the University of Hertfordshire Bayfordbury Campus. The Eastern Regional Bee Inspector lead the Day with the help of Seasonal Bee Inspectors.

The Bee inspectors will run through presentations providing up to date details of the various pests and diseases including those that are notifiable, and will demonstrate good husbandry practices to reduce the possibility of bee diseases being spread by the beekeeper.

They will have on hand samples of pests and diseases so that those attending can see and smell brood diseases first hand.

We will be allocated a number of free places for the day, and we will be contacting you in January to check who would like to attend.

Venue: University of Hertfordshire’s Bayfordbury Campus
Date: Saturday 12th May 2018 – 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Cost: Free


Contact Mike Goodhew at