15th Intensive Beekeeping Course


The beekeeping activity originated in prehistory. Through our intervention, we increase the natural capacity of the bees, causing them to produce more: honey, wax, pollen, propolis, royal jelly. Being for some a playful activity, it is also considered an economic activity in great expansion and accompanied by specific legislation.

With the pollination of the bees, the agricultural products are more balanced, with better presentation and of superior quality, also contributing to the balance of the ecosystem.

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* To give the trainees the capacity, theoretical and practical knowledge in the beekeeping activity in order to improve and maintain their projects in force.
* Appreciation of products.

* Know the anatomy and biology of the bee and the advantages for its application.
* Equipment, materials, and options to choose from.
* How to choose the location to implement the apiary and improve the apiary.
* Notions and techniques of management, to produce the products of the hive.
* Forms of hive unfolding, creation of Queens and their replacement.
* Promote hygienic measures and knowledge of diseases, pests and prophylaxis.
* Information on legislation, organization and economy.

* Expository, using computer resources, theoretical and practical demonstrations, with active participation of the trainees.

9 sessions

  • 3 theoretical sessionsDuration 4 hours each – Post-work hours: from 19:15 to 23:30 hours
  • 6 practical sessions in apiaryDuration 5 hours each – Hours: one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or from 1:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in January, February, March, April, May and June
Modules Theory Sessions Practical Sessions Total
I Introduction to Beekeeping 4 10 14
II Common and specific handling 4 15 19
III Health and economy 4 10 14
Assessment and learning 3 3
Total 12 38 50

Conducted during the course in practical situations, verifying how the problems presented are overcome.

* Training room with pedagogically required conditions;
* Sanitary installations, safety conditions, Hygiene and Health at Work:
* Apiary in activity, available for the execution of practical classes.



General objective:

* Demonstrate the importance of bees in society, know how to distinguish bees and influence in production.


* Be a beekeeper.

* Morphology and biology of bees.

* Materials, equipment and ways of choosing them.

* Recognize locations for a good installation of apiaries.



General objective:

* To present technical knowledge and practical knowledge to the trainees to maintain and reproduce colonies of bees, to improve the knowledge in order to distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of hives and the necessary feeding to the hive.


* Beehives models and their composition.

* Bee hive inspection and preparation for honey production.

* Various types of food and forms of application.

* Multiplication of colonies, rearing of queens and their replacement.

* Crest.



General objective:

* Train the trainees in the preparation of hives for transhumance, the importance of sanity in order to be able to act accordingly.

* Know the beekeeping legislation.

* Recognize the importance of traceability and HACCP in the sale of beehive products.


* Prepare beehive for transhumance as you place hives and open after arrival.

* Know the diseases, ways of propagation and treatments.

* Visit the melaria and presentation of several equipment corresponding and necessary for the extraction.

* Present the legislation beekeeping and places where it is always updated.

* Evidence of honey and sensory analysis.

* Basic knowledge of organic production methods.

* Beehive products and some sectors where they can be used.

Course Fee € 200
Payment conditions € 50 with registration. € 150 at the end of the theoretical sessions

Maximum number 20

Trainees should bring personal protective equipment properly sanitized in order to avoid the spread of possible diseases.