This year we only had one member ready to take the BBKA Basic Assessment so they joined with Meridian which worked well.
In 2018 we anticipate a number of our new starters from 2015 will be ready so we will run a short course to help people brush up their knowledge and skills for the Assessment - typically four weekly evening theory sessions at the Warnford Village Hall starting from mid-late April, plus a practical skills session at the apiary.
You will be eligible to take the assessment if you have had at, the very least, one full year running your own apiary. That will include all of those who were at the beginners course in 2015 and any of you who have been beekeeping for many years and want a bit of paper to go with all that experience.
We will need at last 8 people to make it viable and will post further information closer to the time.