The Guernsey Beekeepers’ Association runs a Basic Beekeeping Course each year. This is organised through the Guernsey College of Further Education and consists of ten sessions – five are theory and take place in early spring on Monday evenings and five are practical and take place (as weather permits) on Saturday afternoons in May/June using the Association Apiary. In recent years this Course has been over-subscribed. The GCFE brochure for Adult Education is published in the middle of August so it would be a good idea for any interested persons to make contact with the College of Further Education as soon as the brochure is published. Further details can be obtained from Chris Tomlins, 255762 or

There is another option, however, and that would be to join the Guernsey Beekeepers’ Association and participate in the many meetings they organise throughout the year. This would enable you to decide whether beekeeping is for you. You would be able to meet with and talk to members. A membership form in pdf format is available below. The Association has protective clothing which can be borrowed for practical meetings but you would need to have your own wellies and marigolds.

So think about joining and having a beekeeping taster!

2017 GUERNSEY BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION membership form can be printed out on this website - Please go to the 2017 MEMBERSHIP & COLONY REQUEST FORMS Heading.

To help our bees and beekeepers on the island, we need a strong membership. PLEASE JOIN US!

Bee Keeping Courses

If you cannot read PDF files, a free downloadable application can be obtained from adobe Click Here