Building a buzz for the chance to learn a new hob-bee

Alnwick beekeeper, Professor John Hobrough.
Alnwick beekeeper, Professor John Hobrough.

A north Northumberland club is hoping that the nectar of a new hobby is enough to attract people to try something different.

Alnwick District Beekeepers’ Association, which has members from the Tweed to the Tyne, is offering a course for new and would-be beekeepers.

The eight-week training programme, which will take place at the Association’s own apiary, starts on Saturday, April 26, at 10.30am.

The course will be run by experienced beekeepers and will involve access to live bee hives.

The cost of the course will include membership to Alnwick District Beekeepers’ Association as well as to British Beekeepers and bee suits will be provided for the length of the training.

It also allows budding beekeepers to meet and develop contacts with other local beekeepers, while being supported in the practice while starting out.

Anyone interested or wanting to sign up is asked to contact Ian Robson on or 07833 317399, or Lisa Hamlin on or 01670 783495.

The Alnwick and District Beekeepers Association is one of three associations in Northumberland and Tyneside.

It is also one of the oldest in the country with records of meetings dating back to the early 1890s.

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