Bee Hive

Bee Hive Making Course

Course Details

Level: Intermediate

Maximum four students are taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 2 Days

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £275.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

Interested in keeping bees as a hobby? Embark on your beekeeping journey with our Bee Hive Making course. The two day course will provide you with the know-how to enable you to make a 12”x14” British National hive from scratch, learn skills to progress further and give you confidence when using small machine tools.

What you will learn

Alongside a step-by-step guide to the making, your tutor will impart their skills and demonstrate techniques throughout. You will explore the equipment and materials needed to construct your beehive. Plus, you will look into timber preparation, jig making, jointing and finally delve into the construction.

What you take home

  • 12” x 14” British National Hive constructed from Western Red Cedar
  • Certificate of attendance
  • ‘How to’ - Course details

Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.

Additional information

You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.

This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.

The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.

What our students say...

A most enriching experience!

I spent a fabulous week at the Axminster Tools training centre making a Windsor chair, although I am a keen woodworker, I learnt so much more on this course and was able to use tools of the highest quality and have tuition in their use. The tutors were excellent and extremely patient and helpful, not at all like being in an educational situation. I can highly recommend this course and the education centre, a most enriching experience.

Roger T, Windsor Chair Course

Very pleased with the day

Attended this sharpening course with five other students! All had various tools to sharpen. Jason provided excellent tuition. Gave tuition on the various ways to sharpen tools. Lots of tips and tricks to obtain a sharp edge. Came away with my tools well sharpened. Very pleased with the day. Thanks to the Skill Centre staff for looking after us.

Harold R, Tool Sharpening Training

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