Beginner’s Course

Devon Beekeepers’ Beginners’ on-line course 2021

To enrol for the course please apply through the secretary of the branch you wish to join.  Numbers are limited due to the need to deliver practical sessions as the active season progresses, subject to Covid regulations. Please confirm you have been accepted for a place before making payment.

The course fee is £63 which includes access to ten weekly on-line lectures, also available to view later, plus the practical apiary-based tuition at the branch of your choice. Please note, apiary based tuition may be delayed in some branches due to the backlog of beginners from last year who were unable to complete their course due to Covid-19. More information is available for branch secretaries- see the list below.

In addition, you will be enrolled as a member of DBKA, which is affiliated to the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA).  Normally this will be as a Registered Member (£37.00), Partner (£17.00), or Junior (£17). Details of membership categories are provided with the application form which the branch secretary will provide. 

DBKA and BBKA membership also brings insurance benefits, magazines and newsletters, access to the Member’s area of the BBKA and DBKA websites, and branch activities and meetings. 

If you are already a member of DBKA for 2021 you will only have to pay the course fee of £63.

DBKA Branches

Some branches are running their own course, in which case contact their secretary who will give you details and send you an application form. If branches are taking part in the Devon course, either go on to their website where you will find an application form, or contact the branch secretary.

Branch Which course Contact tel
East Devon

Running own course 01404 841629

Running own course 01392 832956


Devon course 01237 440165
Newton Abbot

Devon Course 01626 834577
North Devon

Devon Course 07791 679283

Devon Course 0136382361

Running own course 01752 338279

Running own course  

Devon Course 01884 849377

Devon Course 01803 844804
Totnes & Kingsbridge

Devon Course 01803 866028


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