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 2021 are shown below.

Education Programme – 2021

Beginners Course:


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


Unless stated otherwise, all 6 sessions are on Saturday 10.30– 12.30:

  • 27th March 2021
  • 3rd April 2021
  • 10th April 2021
  • 17th April 2021
  • 24th April 2021
  • 1st May 2021
  • 8th May


  • Members £45
  • Non Members £65


  • Introduction and Talk (via Zoom).
  • Equipment, hygiene, colony acquisition, hive notes (theory via Zoom).
  • Smoker, hive tools and frame/hive assembly.
  • Weekly Inspection (Part 1). Health of colony, inspection check list.
  • Weekly Inspection (Part 2). Space, swarm signs, queen spotting and stores.
  • Supering and Varroa.
  • Winter feeding.

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 Natalie Sewell
5 Meadow Close,
Ferndown, BH22 8RN
Online banking:
“Bournemouth & Dorset South Beekeepers’ Association “
Sort Code 30 93 25
Account number 00782758
Ref: “Beginners”