Education & Training

Oliver St. John is the Education Coordinator for EGBKA; please contact them directly for more information or with any questions.

For dates and times of any of the activities listed below, please refer to the Events page.

Beekeeping Taster Day 2024

Training in class

Was held on 07/05/22. 2023 date to be finalised later this year.

Basic & Improvers / BBKA Basic Assessment

EGBKA has rapidly become one of the most succesful Divisions in Sussex for encouraging its members to attain the BBKA Basic Assessment. Often called the 'driving licence' for beekeepers, the assessment examines your handling skills and a basic level of theory.

There is a one-day training course covering the theoretical elements of the assessment, with practical training in the Apiary. Even if you don't take the assesment, the training will boost your knowledge and skills.

Local talks and events aimed at beekeepers can be found on the Events page.

Modules (Examinations)

As part of thge BBKA's Education system, there are 7 different Modules:

Studying for these will vastly improve your beekeeping knowledge and skills.

The deadline for 21st March exams is 10th February.

Practical Assessments

In addition to the Basic Assessment, with the appropriate experience, beekepers can be assessed on:

Passing all the modules plus the Basic, General Husbandry and Advanced Husbandry assessments sees you awarded Master Beekeeper.

More info on the BBKA website.

Practical Training

Training at the apiary

At the EGBKA apiary, practical training happens most weekends during the spring to autumn season in the form of hive inspections with more formal scheduled training sessions aimed at beginners and those doing the Basic Assessment. Click on the Apiary page for more information and the Events page for dates and times.

Training enquiry

General enquiry

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