CBKA Courses

We run an Introduction to Beekeeping course in the Spring.

This comprises eight 2.5 hour theory sessions, on Saturday mornings, followed by 2 practical sessions. New beekeepers who join the association will be allocated a mentor to help them in their first beekeeping year.

We also run a beekeeping Taster Day at the end of August. This aims to provide experience of handling bees and information on the costs, practicalities and time considerations involved. It is not designed to equip students to become beekeepers.

Beekeeping Taster Day


August 27, 2023


10am - 4pm


Middlesbrough Bowling Club

Our Beekeeping Taster Day is for people who are considering taking up beekeeping but want more information. It gives a chance to handle bees, as well as providing guidance on costs, time commitments and benefits of beekeeping.

Course location and schedule may change. Course attendees will be notified as soon as practicably possible. It is intended to to run this course as a series of face to face theory and practical sessions.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided during the taster course but attendees should bring their own lunch.

Please note that we will comply with government advice regarding Covid 19.

If you would like to apply to take part in our Beekeeping Taster Day, please fill in the form on this page.

Note: If you have a disability, please mention this in your message to us, so we can discuss how we may best meet your needs.