A BEEKEEPING course is to be run in Lancaster in a bid to combat a national shortage of honeybees.

Lancaster Beekeepers plan to hold a one-day introductory course on March 15, at Truckhaven Conference Centre, Carnforth, to give local people a taster of the hobby.

The course, which will cost £60 including lunch and refreshments, will be held between 9.30am and 4pm.

“This could be an ideal gift for a family member or a friend,” said a spokesman.

“Keeping bees can be fascinating, fun and frustrating, but the rewards are great with delicious honey and more.”

For more information or to book a place contact Fred Ayres on 01524-811978 or email bees@al-consulting.co.uk