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 2019 are shown below.

Education Programme – 2019

Beginners Course: Theory and Practical Beekeeping -Fully Booked!!!


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


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

  • April 13th
  • April 27th
  • May 4th
  • May 12th (Sunday)
  • May 19th (Sunday)
  • May 25th


  • Members £45
  • Non Members £65


  • Equipment needed and Apiary siting
  • How to get Bees
  • Apiary Hygiene
  • Handling of Bees
  • Recognition of different Brood Stages
  • The importance of feeding

Numbers will be limited to 12 people and therefore enrollment is necessary

Please contact our secretary Sheila Orr for more details at


The study group aims to help students prepare for this oral and practical assessment which takes 1-1.5 hours. It will consist of 6 theory sessions. If requested, in addition we will provide 1 practical 1:1 session, followed by a complete practice of the exam, on all parts of the syllabus. The theory will be led by Mr Paul Mann – our Education Officer.

The assessment can only be taken if you have kept your own bees for a minimum of 12 months. The Basic syllabus covers the knowledge you should have accumulated in that time, and if you feel your knowledge is lacking, please attend the Study Group and fill in those gaps – you may be surprised at how much you do actually know!

The syllabus does get reviewed periodically, so please ensure you have the latest (January 2019). This and some other useful articles are available from the BBKA website:

Venue (If up to 10 students): 3 Lord Close BH17 8QW
Venue (If 10+ students): High Mead Farm Ham Lane (B3073) Longham Wimborne BH22 9DR

All 6 sessions are on Thursday 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Dates: 16th, 23rd, 30th May + 6th, 13th, 20th June

To book please contact Alla Neal at

The cost of the course for each adult is £30.00

Payment Instructions

• Cheque: Please make your 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: “Basic”