Introduction to beekeeping

To register for this course, please contact Louise Evans on 07434 952900. (text only) Email: or read on for more information and feedback from past participants.

Would thoroughly recommend the course. Fantastic balance of theory and practical application, hands-on work and supporting stories! So knowledgeable and just so informative. Thank you!

January 2023

You will be amazed at what you learn. An expert insight into keeping bees

January 2023

A good overview of beekeeping- informative, simple and enjoyable! Thank you Louise and Denise.

January 2023

My partner and I found the course absolutely fascinating. We learned new things every week and our excitement and enthusiasm for bee-keeping have grown exponentially. Highly recommend!

January 2023

First class in every way. Very good value.

January 2023

Great course! Really stimulating. I liked that Louise doesn’t talk down to you and her passion really shines through. Excellent!

January 2023

The practical session was magical, coming to the meadow in Swanmore.

June 2022 after the practical day

We honestly are delighted to have picked such a lovely caring group to be taught by. Thank you for enriching our lives so we can help with conservation.

June 2021 after the practical day

I really enjoyed the hive inspection, it was great, we saw all stages of the colony, even the queen! And also the eggs which seem to be quite hard to see, they’re soo titchy! The bees were very amenable with so many novices handling them!

June 2021 after the practical day

I had read many books and seen numerous videos but the course really brought home lots of things I had been mistaken about.

March 2021

Being complete novices, we found it all very interesting!

March 2021

The course introduces participants to;

  • what bees need
  • some key choices for beekeepers
  • a beginner’s guide to beekeeping throughout the year
  • honey bee pests and diseases and what to look for
  • Date: Monday 4 September to 16 October (7 sessions) plus a practical session in Spring 2024
  • Time: 7.15-9.15pm
  • Cost: £110
  • Venue: The Youth House, Moorgreen Recreation Ground, Moorgreen Road, West End, SO30 3EG
  • Free parking. Lift from Botley Station negotiable.

If you have further questions or to register, please contact Louise Evans on 07434 952900 (text only) or email

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