Training Courses

PLEASE NOTE: Exciting training opportunities and trips below:

Module 1 study course  starting in Shillingstone at the Shillingstone Church Centre on Monday 15th January for 6 weeks from7-9.00pm for 6 Mondays cost £60

Module 1 Study course start at Stratton Village Hall on Thursday 18th January from for 6 meetings cost £60

 Trips organised by Blandford and Sturminster BKA  to take place on the following times and dates

 Trip to Vita Europe Apiary and Offices on 2nd June leaving Shillingstone at 9.00am return 4.00pm cost £10

 Trip to Twickenham and Thames Valley BKA Apiary and teaching facility on Saturday 22nd July leaving Shillingstone at 9.30 am return 5.30pm cost £10.00

 Trip to Buckfast Abbey apiary and Grounds on Sunday 19th August leaving Shillingstone at 11.00am return 6.00pm cost £10

 If you are interested in joining any of these trips please email Lesley Gasson at or telephone 01258 861690


The Dorset Convention will  be held at Blandford School on Sunday 21st October from 9.30am to 4.30pm cost £5.00 for DBKA members and £10 for non members. Light lunch extra.

Speakers include Celia Davis, Pam Hunter, Dan Basterfield and Anne Rowberry. Details of the times and topics for each speaker to follow later.

To book for the Convention please contact Lesley Gasson.


Each of the 5 local groups hold Open Days and Beginner Courses through the year. To find your local association please click on the ‘Dorset BKA Branches’ tab above. When you have started on your Beekeeping journey, Dorset BKA run study groups to keep your knowledge up to date.

Once you have passed your Basic Assessment you can take Modules 1-7 in any order.

Click here to view the examinations structure.


Contact for general training enquiries:  

Lesley Gasson, education officer: