Coventry & District Branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association
Coventry & District Branchof theWarwickshire Beekeepers Association

Beekeeeping Taster Afternoons

Beekeeping Taster Afternoons


Commencing at 12.30pm and going through to 4.30pm, the events will be held at the Coventry Branch Training Apiary at Ryton Organic, near Wolston in Warwickshire.

Our team of experienced beekeepers will provide participants with a great taste of what is involved in being a beekeeper.


The programme for the afternoon will be;

Two group sessions which will cover the many different aspects of beekeeping, including:

  • the beekeeping year
  • setting up an apiary
  • Bee Behaviour and the role of the Beekeeper.
  • the equipment required
  • How honey is extracted and then processed ready for sale.

The afternoon will culminate in a hands-on experience of opening up Beehives and looking inside at what the bees are doing.

At the end of the afternoon participants will be given a ‘Goody Bag’ of honey, wax and items of Beekeeping things.  A Certificate of Attendance will also be given to participants.


  • full length protective bee suits will be provided.
  • we request that you bring along your wellies or boots that protect the ankles.
  • you should wear a long-sleeved top and stout trousers

The attendance fee for the Taster Session is £45 and places are limited to 20 people. 


Any person under the age of 18 on the day must be accompanied by an Adult for the whole afternoon.


We currently plan to run two 'Taster Afternoons'  per year. Proposed dates for those being planned in the coming months are shown below.

If you would like to express your interest in attending on any of these dates, or obtaining more information, please complete the form below.

Dates are 10th May and 13th Sept 2020 - please use the form to register interest for next years courses).

Training Course Flyer
PDF downloadable flyer for the training courses
A5 Flyer 2019.pdf
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Taster Course Archive!

See information/pictures on our previous Taster Afternoon courses HERE!

Current News!

CBKA Honey Show 2019

Information on this year's CBKA Honey Show is all available here!


Beekeeping Taster Sessions 2020

Bookings are now being taken for these popular events that give you a first insight into Beekeeping. Click HERE for details.


Beekeeping Course 2020

We ran our annual full weekend Beginner's Beekeeping Course on 16/17 February 2019.

If you wish to register your interest in next year's course, please click HERE!


Branch Apiary

Take a look at our branch apiary and view the programme of activities.


Local Honey

If you wish to purchase local honey, please follow this link.

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