How to become a beekeeper
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- starting as a hobby and learning on the job
You could do a college course, which would teach you some of the skills you need to get into beekeeping.
There are short introductory courses for beginners as well as ones that lead to a qualification, like the Level 1 Award in Introduction to Beekeeping.
There are no set entry requirements for this route.
You can keep bees as a hobby and learn how to successfully set up and manage healthy colonies of honeybees.
You can also join a beekeeping group where you'll learn from experienced beekeepers, and work towards qualifications offered by The British Beekeepers Association.
You can find out more about becoming a beekeeper through The British Beekeepers Association and the National Bee Unit.