A course about keeping and caring for bees in sustainable ways.
BfD Course – Sustainable Beekeeping 12 – 13 October 2019
Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October. A weekend course on sustainable beekeeping. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.
Topics include: meet the bees – a hands-on look at honey bee colonies; the natural lifecycle of honey bees – basic bee biology and ecology; the relationship between bees and flowers – pollination, plants and biodiversity; ways to obtain your first honey bee colony; keeping bees healthy – what to do and when to act; making and building low-cost hives – practical demonstration; Warré People’s hives, top-bar hives, frame hives: we look at each and help you decide which approach is best for you and for your bees.
The course cost is £195 (including VAT), with delicious, freshly cooked meals and refreshments. 9.30am-5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am-4pm on Sunday. Bunk House accommodation is available at £15 per night for Friday and/or Saturday night – please book this separately here.
“It was friendly, accommodated various levels of knowledge, and offered a vision of sustainability in beekeeping without being prescriptive. I think we were all inspired! The balance of theory and practice was just right.” 2016 course participant.
Terms and conditions: In the event of a cancellation BfD will do its best to offer you a refund or an alternative date. However if your cancellation leads to a course having to be cancelled we reserve the right to not offer you a refund or alternative date.