ASPIRING beekeepers have the chance to learn about how to get started on a beginner's course in the new year.

Wirral Beekeepers, which was formed in 1961 and is one of five branches which makes up the Cheshire Beekeepers' Association (CBKA), will run the course from Thursday, January 18, with eight weekly evening sessions followed later in the year by two apiary training events and a honey extractions session.

The complete course costs £120 and includes the Guide To Beekeeping course book.

Wirral Beekeepers recently held their first 'Honey Show' since 2015 with 25 classes, ranging from honey, bees wax, candles, confectionery and photography and over 65 entries in total which were judged by master beekeeper, Joyce Nisbet of the British Beekeepers Association.

Helen Parkinson, of Wirral Beekeepers, said: "The night proved a huge success, and while it was a competition there was plenty of informative learning, fun and beekeeping tips shared."

Wirral Beekeepers meet in Irby Methodist Church Hall  on the 3rd Friday of the month at 7.30pm. 

If your interested in starting beekeeping (or perhaps know someone who does and would like to arrange the training for them as a Christmas gift) - then get in touch to secure a place. (Numbers are limited):

Email: or contact Helen on: 07896155363 to discuss (10am - 5pm)