BEGINNERS 2 SEASON BEEKEEPING COURSE 2021
The next 3-term course will begin in February 2021. It will be held on Monday or Tuesday evenings in Harrogate and at apiaries around Harrogate District. This course has been developed for complete beginners or those with limited experience of beekeeping who wish to improve their knowledge and will be taught by experienced members of the association.
Successful completion of the course will provide all the knowledge, skills and information required by beginners to take the Basic Assessment of the British Beekeeping Association in 2022. The cost of taking this assessment is included in the course fee.
The current COVID-19 regulations mean that we can accommodate fewer students in our lecture room. Therefore, we will run 2 classes on different evenings. You will attend either the Monday group or the Tuesday group. Whilst we endeavour to offer students a choice of day, we may have to allocate places on a “first come, first served” basis. All course material will be available online, to download and print for each class or should students be unable to attend a class due to isolation at any time. The course will continue online should further COVID-19 restrictions be necessary.
Term 1 – starting Mon 15 February (or Tuesday 16 February) and continuing alternate Mondays or Tuesdays. (6 lectures plus a practical hive building session.)
These classroom-based sessions will cover all you need to know to keep bees safely and well, from choosing an apiary site and equipment to the natural history of honeybees and how to recognise pests and diseases. The half-day practical hive building session will cover the assembly of flat pack hive components.
This term will provide tuition in the practical bee handling skills required to keep bees safely and in good health. You will learn how to inspect and care for bees under the supervision of an experienced and knowledgeable beekeeper, using colonies of bees belonging to the Association, or at an apiary belonging to one of our members. The Association endeavours to supply each student with a small colony of bees to work with, but this supply cannot be guaranteed. At the end of this term when the colony has increased in size, you will have the opportunity to buy the colony of bees, transfer them to your own hive and take them home. (Subject to availability).
This is an opportunity to have any outstanding questions answered by the Course Tutors, in an informal and relaxed environment.
Following the theory & practical course of the first season’s beekeeping, further classroom-based sessions are provided to revise and expand the original lessons. This additional information will give you the best possible start to your second season of beekeeping. Honey and wax processing will be included to enable you to harvest your crop and present it well for sale, show or gifts.
Full membership of the association gives you membership of the British Beekeepers Association with all its benefits including insurance for your beekeeping activities on the course and afterwards. The fee includes all teaching and course educational materials and entry fees for the Basic Assessment during your second season of beekeeping.
Application Form (Please print carefully, especially the email address)
I wish to apply for the Beekeeping Long Course for Beginners, starting on Monday 15 February (or Tuesday 16 February) 2021, and to become a member of the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association.
Payment should be made by bank transfer to Barclays Bank PLC please include your name as a reference.
Account name Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association
Sort code 20 37 13 Account number 93391280
Signed………………………………………………………… Date …………………………
Please send your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post Elaine Remmer, 1 Springfields, Hillside, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1EE. Joining instructions will be sent nearer the time. To save time and cost, we prefer to communicate by email, so please include your email address if you have one and print this address clearly.
Cancellations. The fee for this course includes full membership of the association until September 2021. Cancellations between 1st September and 31st December 2020 will be refunded less the membership component of the course fee. Cancellations on or after 1st January 2021 will receive no refund, but you may instead elect to defer to the following year subject to the payment of an additional membership fee plus any increase in the course fee.
|Declarations and Confirmation I apply to become a member of Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Assoc.|
|I confirm that the information I have provided is accurate.|
|I confirm that I have read and accepted the Associations Constitution. The Associations Constitution is available on the association website http://www.hrbka.org.uk/about.html|
|I confirm my consent to my image being used by the Association to promote both HRBKA and the BBKA.|
|I confirm my consent to my personal data being shared by HRBKA with the Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) scheme for the purposes of joining this service.|
|I confirm my consent to my personal contact data being shared by HRBKA with the National Bee Unit to inform me of the outbreak of any notifiable pests or diseases.|
|I confirm my consent to my details being included in the HRBKA directory which is published annually and circulated to members only|
bank or building society to pay by Direct Debit
Please fill in the whole form including official use box using a ball
Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers Assoc. Juniper House
East View Sadberge Darlington DL2 1SF
point pen and send it to: Service User Number
Name(s) of Account Holder(s)
Bank/Building Society account number
Branch Sort Code Instruction to your bank or building society
Please pay PSL re HRBKA Direct Debits from the account detailed in this Instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit Guarantee. I understand that this Instruction may remain with PSL re
|To: The Manager|
Name and full postal address of your Bank or Building Society
Reference (for PSL re HRBKA use)
HRBKA and, if so, details will be passed electronically to my bank/building society.
Banks and Building Societies may not accept Direct Debit Instructions for some types of account
Gift Aid Declaration
I wish that any subscriptions that I make to Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association this year and in future tax years should be treated as Gift Aid donations. I can confirm that I expect to pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax at least equivalent to the amount to be reclaimed by the Association and any other Charity to which I donate. (Currently 25p in the £1)
I undertake to inform the Association promptly if I cease to be a taxpayer and understand that otherwise the Association will assume that my tax status remains unchanged.
|By becoming a member of Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association (HRBKA) you automatically become a member of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The BBKA will
receive your contact details and will send you a Welcome Pack.
|HRBKA undertakes to collect and use your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest as a beekeeping association. We use the data for the administration of your membership, the communication of information and the organisation of events, training courses, assessments and exams.
This information will be recorded in our membership database, which may be stored electronically in compliance with the GDPR. Our membership data is shared with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping Honeybees and the beekeepers that look after them.
Your data may be processed by SmartDebit for direct debit collection. They may only use it for the specific purpose of direct debit collection, for which they act as our data processors, and they are not free to pass this on to other organisations.
Your personal data is not passed on by us for use by any other third parties whether or not connected with beekeeping. Full information about our data use policies, including how you can see what data we hold about you, how you can limit its use and how you can ask for inaccuracies in data to be corrected, may be found at:-
and the BBKA’s equivalent information is at www.bbka.org.uk/gdpr.
This guarantee should be retained by the Payer
Direct Debit Guarantee
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If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit PSL re HRBKA will notify you five (5) working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request PSL re HRBKA to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.
|· If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by PSL re HRBKA or your bank or building Society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society
– If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when PSL re HRBKA asks you to
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