BADS BKA Tuition Overview 

Throughout the year BADS BKA run numerous events for members and non-members to introduce beekeeping, improve your beekeeping and help with official BBKA qualifications.

We run days for non-beekeepers and courses for existing beekeepers.

The schedule of courses for 2020 are shown below.

Education Programme – 2020

Beginners Course: Theory and Practical Beekeeping


High Mead Farm, Ham Ln, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9DP


Unless stated otherwise, all 6 sessions are on Saturday 14:00 – 16:00:

  • April 25th
  • May 2nd
  • May 9th
  • May 16th
  • May 23rd
  • May 30th


  • Members £45
  • Non Members £65


  • Equipment and inspections
  • Handling bees, brood stages, apiary set up
  • Disease and pests, apiary hygiene
  • Swarm control
  • Feeding, honey extraction, equipment storage
  • Bees strains and how to get bees

Numbers will be limited to 16 people and therefore enrollment is necessary

Cost: Members £45.00, Non-Members £65.00
Payment Instructions:
Cheque: payable to “BADS BKA” and send to:
Mrs Alla Neal
28 Berkeley Avenue
Poole, BH12 4HZ
Online banking:
“Bournemouth & Dorset South Beekeepers’ Association “
Sort Code 30 93 25
Account number 00782758
Ref: “Beginners”