Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association places a strong emphasis on the education and training of its members to become better and more knowledgeable beekeepers, and on the provision of courses to enable newcomers to take up the craft.

Each year we offer a range of beginners' courses to help those new to beekeeping take up the craft. The courses are always popular, so early booking is highly recommended to ensure that you don't miss out on a place.

We also run courses for improver beekeepers on specialist subjects such as candlemaking, skep making and microscopy.

We encourage all our members to further their knowledge of beekeeping by aiming for some of the BBKA certifications, either the theory based modular exams or the practical bee husbandry certificates.