Club Bee


A Beginners Course in Beekeeping

Thursday 10 February 2022 at 7:00 pm

The King Arthur Public House

The Beginners Course in Beekeeping for 2022 will commence at 19:00 on Thursday 10 February 2022.

The first and fifth session are in the Meeting Room at The King Arthur Public House, 141 Worcester Road, Hagley, Stourbridge DY9 0NW.  The other sessions are on ZOOM.

Each session lasts up to two hours for eight consecutive weeks, after which candidates are encouraged to attend practical sessions at the Branch Apiary commencing on Sunday 3 April at 2.00pm (weather permitting) and then at intervals until July.

To join the course you are asked to make a donation to Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers' Association and this means that we will give you membership of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).  As a member of the BBKA  you will receive BBKA News, the beekeeping publication sent to all BBKA members monthly.

The course donation depends on if you already keep bees.  No bees?  Then the course donation is £80.

If you already have bees your donation will be £99 which will cover you for up to ten million pounds of public liability cover plus Bee Disease Insurance for up to three hives.  In addition, you will be assigned a mentor, an experienced beekeeper who hopefully lives locally who can guide you and offer practical advice in your first beekeeping year.

The course is open for only 20 candidates and bookings are being taken now with payment in full on a first come basis.  If you start but don’t complete the Beginners Course then your donation is non-refundable.  Your place is secured when we have received payment AND your application form.  No form, no place

To book your place please print off this form and post a cheque, or transfer your donation, the details are on the foot of the form.

One last thing, although The King Arthur is a pub, please don’t bring alcohol into the course.

THE VENUE IS The King Arthur Public House

The King Arthur Public House is located on B4187 Worcester Road in the village of Hagley.

From Stourbridge go through the traffic lights at St Saviour's Church and The King Arthur is on your right in 300 metres.

From Kidderminster enter Hagley and fork left onto the B4187, The King Arthur is on the left in 600 metres.

From Birmingham (A456) or the M5 #4 (A491) go to the large island junction of the A456 and A491.  Turn off into Park Road by the War Memorial and go downhill over the speed bumps to the traffic lights.  Turn left and The King Arthur is in 300 metres on your right.

Park opposite if you can (with the traffic flow) or in the village car park which is on the same side of the street as the King Arthur, 50 metres away (towards Stourbridge).

The King Arthur Public House
141 Worcester Road