Zootrain Beekeeping Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are Zootrain beekeeping courses

Zootrain London beekeeping courses are to teach people about bees. They vary from short introductory courses to comprehensive courses that will allow you to set-up and manage your own bee hive. The beekeeping courses are held in central London

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Q: How do I sign up?

Simply click the "Sign up" link on the top navigation bar. Select the course you wish to attend. You will be asked to submit some registration information. Then you will need to pay for the course online.

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Q: Where are the courses held?

They are held in a classroom in Regents Park, central London. See course location and map.
The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Regents Park (Bakerloo), Baker Street (Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines).
Pay and Display parking is available in Regents Park and is free after 6.30pm

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Q: Is there disabled access to the seminar building?

Yes, disabled access can be arranged but please give us at least two weeks prior notice.

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Q: May I videotape or make an audio recording of the session?

No, video, audio or any other recording of the seminar is not allowed. Printed handouts will be given to everyone attending the seminar.

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Q: How can I contact you?

Go to the contact page.

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Q: How many people will be on the seminar?

The maximum number of people on the seminar is 20.

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Q: What is the cancellation policy?

Registration fees are non-refundable unless Zootrain cancels the course. We may cancel scheduled course at any time before the course. If we cancel a course, you may transfer to another Zootrain course or opt to receive a full refund.

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Q: Can I send someone else in my place?

Yes. You may transfer your registration to another person at any time by providing us with signed written authorisation prior to the commencement of the course.

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Q: I registered online, but never received my receipt email.

If you did not receive your receipt email please check your 'bulk' or 'junk mail' folders in your email account. If you still can't find it please contact us. Please let us know the registered name and date of the seminar when you contact us.

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Q: Do you provide follow-up sessions after the seminar?

We are looking into providing these.

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Q: Do you offer individual training?

Yes, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Q: What if I'm not happy with the course?

While we would love everyone to be happy with our training we understand that some may not be. You can either speak to the trainer directly after the course or let us know via the contact page. We're interested in making our courses the best they can be, and we can only do that with your feedback.

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Q: I still have questions, who should I contact?

You can contact us with any further questions you may have.

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Q: Can I send someone else in my place?

Yes. You may transfer your registration to another person at any time by providing us with signed written authorisation prior to the commencement of the course.

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Q: Will my bees bother my kids/neighbours/pets?

No. providing you have a gentle queen and therefore gentle bees you should have no problems with disturbance. You will also need to consider where to site your hive.

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Q: What equipment do I need, and how much does it cost?

There is a variety of equipment you will need. It will cost about £500 plus the cost of bees if you buy them in. Once estabished the hive could produce between 30 and 70kg honey each year so you will never need to buy it again. Not only that you willl have plenty of Christmas and other gifts for friends and family.

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Q: Where can I get a queen and bees to start a hive?

There are a variety of suppliers.

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Q: Do I need a licence or do I need to register to keep bees?

No. Anyone can keep bees. it is worth joining your local beekeeping accociation.

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Q: Do I need to belong to a Beekeepers association?

No, you don't need to but it is very helpful if you do.

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Q: Do I need insurance?

No, however if you join the BBKA either directly or via your local beekeeping association insurance is part of your membership.

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Q: Are there any good books about beekeeping?

Yes

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Q: Do I have to go on a beekeeping course?

It is highly commended to go on a course. Starting by yourself having only read books can be a bit scary. It is much better to learn from an experienced beekeeper.

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Q: How do I find an experienced beekeeper to learn more from?

Once you have done a course try to find an experienced beekeeper in your local association wh can help you out.

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Q: How can I make my garden bee-friendly?

Yes there are many things you can do.

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Q: This all sounds far too much work, where can I buy local London honey?

Delicious Regents Park Honey produced in Regent's Park.

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Zootrain beekeeping courses
are held in Regent's Park
in Central London, NW1

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A Zootrain beekeeping course can really help you get started with your own hive and bees. After the course you will
be able to
set up and
run your own
hive and
produce your
own delicious
honey.

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