Saturday 19 September and Sunday 20 September. 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.

“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.” Course participant.

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