2022 One Day Beekeeping Course
We aim to provide all participants with a solid knowledge of beekeeping and beekeeping practices.
Topics to be covered
- Worker bees, drones and queens
- Apiary and environment
- Beehives: components and sections
- Inspections: why and what to look for
- Bee health
- Rearing your own queens
- Extracting honey
- Overwintering colonies
Our one day beekeeping course is structed in 3 parts:
- Part One - Learning with written material to take away with you
- Part Two - Hands on inspecting colonies of honeybees
- Part Three - Discussion/re-cap of what was covered during the day.
09.30am till 12.00 for Part One
12.00 Lunch Break – please come with your packed lunch, drinks are provided
12.30 to 14.30 for Part Two
14.30 to 15.30 Part Three
Aim of the course:
to all those people interested in becoming beekeepers and those ones wanting to brush up on their beekeeping skills. So you may have already decided to become a beekeeper, or you feel a bit unsure what is like to be a beekeeper. You may have been a beekeeper some time ago looking for a refresh course or you currently are a beekeeper looking for some additional hands on experience and knowledge. The course is a fine balance between theory and practice.
Beesuits and gloves are provided, please come with suitable closed shows, boots or wellies at best. You will be issued with a Certificate at completion of the course. And also rewarded with a jar of local raw honey, and 10% discount voucher valid for 10 days on more honey or natural skin care products.
If the forecast is not good enough for us to open the hives we will re-schedule the course date. In the unlikely event that we don't have enough participants to run the course may ask you to change your booking.
Sunday May 15th - fully booked, sorry
Sunday June 19th - fully booked, sorry
New Date: Sunday June 26th
Sunday July 17th - three places left
New Date: Sunday August 28th