BeginnersCourse 18th/19th April at Lamplugh Village Hall

Directions to Lamplugh Village Hall
From the Cockermouth roundabout on
the A66 follow the A 5086, signed to
Cleator Moor and Egremont, for
approximately 10 miles. Lamplugh
Village Hall is on your R just after the
Lamplugh Tip Pub (sadly now closed).
There is parking beside the hall, and
on the opposite side of the road on
muddy verges.
Take care when crossing this road.
Traffic can be moving fast and visibility
is poor.
A weekend course run by
Whitehaven and District BKA for
anyone who is thinking about
becoming a beekeeper
Whitehaven & District Beekeepers
Beekeeping for the Beginner
A weekend course for Complete
Beginners and those who wonder if
Beekeeping is for them.
At: Lamplugh Village Hall and
W&DBK Teaching Apiary.
On: Saturday 18th and Sunday19thMarch 2015.
Cost: £30.00 (£25.00 for members
of W&DBK)
Light lunch (soup and a roll), tea and
coffee provided.
Day 1 : The Basic Theory of beekeeping and answering questions
about the equipment and facilities
you will need to start keeping your
own bees.
Day 2 : Practical Session held at
the teaching Apiary to give an introduction to handling bees.
Suits and protective gloves will be
provided. Participants will need to
bring their own Wellington boots for
day 2.
Day 1 18th April
9.45: Registration
9.55: Introduction
10.00: A year in the life of a Beekeeper
Val Sullivan
11:00: Coffee Break
11.15: What do I need to make a start?
A practical guide to getting started with
the right equipment: where to source it,
what it may cost, and DIY options.
Alan Robson
12.15: Lunch Break Soup and roll
Please bring sandwiches etc if you
need a more substantial meal.
13.15: A year in the life of a Beehive.
The natural history of the honey bee
colony. Dominic Rhodes
14.15 The Perfect Plot. A look at the
suitability of sites for beehives.
Val Sullivan
15.00 Tea Break
15.15: The Perfect Beekeeper. The responsibilities that come with owning
bees. Dominic Rhodes
16.00: Question Time
16.30: Finish
Day 2 19th April
An afternoon visit to the W&DBK Teaching
Apiary starting at 13.00hrs
I wish to attend the Whitehaven and District Beekeepers
“Beekeeping for Beginners” course
on April 18th/ 19th at Lamplugh Village Hall,
I enclose a cheque made payable to Whitehaven and
District Beekeepers for £30.00/person.
(£25.00/ W&DBK members)
Send to: V. Sullivan, Secretary to W&DBK
Brackenwray Farm, Kinniside,
Cleator, CA23 3AG
Tel:01946 862604
[email protected]
For more information about beekeeping in Cumbria the following sites may be useful:
British Beekeeping Association website:
Cumbria BKA website:
Whitehaven and District Beekeepers website:
Useful reading for Beginners
A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping: D. Cramp
Bees at The Bottom of the Garden: A. Campion
Teach Yourself :Get Started in Beekeeping. Adrian and Claire Waring