Courses and Training

Taking up the craft of beekeeping is not just a case of buying a hive and some bees from the internet. Without the knowledge to look after your bees, this approach is sure to end in tears.

Beginners Theory Course
This course is very popular and provides a valuable insight into the life of bees. The syllabus of the course broadly aligns with the Basic Certificate in beekeeping and on completion will allow you to move on to the Beginner’s Practical Course. Recommended pre-course reading: ‘The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping’ by Ivor Davis and Roger Cullum-Kenyon. Published by Bloomsbury

Dates: 22nd February, 1st, 8th, 15th,  and 22th March 2018
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Great Baddow Community Center, Baddow Rd, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 9RL, UK
To book: Use our new secure online shop here. Debit, credit cards and paypal accepted
Cost: £70
Equipment: Notebook, pencil/pen

Members only Christmas Supper
Back again by popular demand is the Divisional Christmas Supper. For this years event we have organised more exciting participatory entertainment. We will also have live music played by members of the committee, a two course meal served to your table (including wine), with coffee or tea to finish makes this a unmissable event. Book now as this event sells out quickly.

Main Course choices:
Beef Bourguignon or Salmon or Vegetarian

Sweet Course choices:
Roulade or Fresh Fruit or Cheese

Dates: 27th November 2017
Time: Arrive 19:30 for live music and pre-dinner drinks. Supper served at 20:00.
Venue: Great Baddow Millennium Hall, Chelmsford, Essex
To book:  FULLY BOOKED !
Cost: £15 per head. Give payment and menu choices to Ian Grant – Treasurer


To book onto a course please use our web shop. For any inquiries about courses please use the form below




If you would like to enroll on a course outside of Chelmsford please make contact with the people below for more information

Braintree              Colleen Chamberlain      01279 876 333
Colchester           Morag Chase                       01206 522576
Epping Forest     Robin Harman                   07971 237312
Harlow                   Keith Naunton                   01279 303 471
Maldon                  Glenn Mayes                        07979 862952
Romford                Pat Allen                               01708 220 897
Saffron Walden  Jane Ridler                          01279 718 111
Southend              Ann Cushion                       07909 965 117