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22 beekeeping workshops found

Beekeeping courses, classes and workshops taught across the UK. A healthy bee population is essential to human survival - we totally rely on them to pollinate our crops and keep the cycle of life going. Learn from an apiarist or beekeeper how to maintain bees to promote productive hives and plenty of honey and how to set up an apiary and keep beehives in farmed countryside, woodlands and urban back gardens or rooftops!
A journey to the centre of the hive
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A journey to the centre of the hive
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£29
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of honey bees Our fun and educational workshop will take you through the life of the honey bee colony. You will get the unique chance to observe real bees in their secret world without the need for any protective equipment thanks to our observation hive. The second workshop activity will excite your taste buds! During our blind honey tasting with some help and guidance, you will try to identify the origin of different kinds of honey. This workshop is open to all and is...
Basic beekeeping
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Basic beekeeping
Shropshire - Next course on 13th June 2020
£55
Basic beekeeping at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An informal but comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, including a brief history of the honeybee and similar insects, and their use in the garden and agriculture. Course participants will gain an understanding of the bee’s lifestyle, individual duties and contribution to the colony’s life and development. You will learn how to identify the queen, worker and male drone bee before selecting equipment and suitable locations for hives. General handling and manipulation of bee colonies will be covered, together with honey production, extracting, processing...
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
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Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
East Sussex - Next course on 12th October 2019
£40
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Or are you just intrigued to know what goes on inside that enigmatic wooden box...Maybe you have heard about the plight of our bees and want to understand how to best help them. Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. Topics covered include: What type of hive Where...
Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development
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Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development
Herefordshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£95
Learn how to make a lip-work straw skep.  You will make your skep from a long straw wheat with cane lapping.  The course tutor, Chris Park, will explain how to split bramble and willow as needed. You will be able to make about one third of your skep during the day, and take home the skills, tools, and materials to finish off at home.
Sustainable Beekeeping Weekend Course - with Bees for Development
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Sustainable Beekeeping Weekend Course - with Bees for Development
Gloucestershire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£195
How can we ensure the survival of honey bees? This weekend course on sustainable beekeeping is run by Bees for Development at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm, in the Wye Valley.  The course covers the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. course content: Meet the bees - a hands-on look at honey bee colonies housed in different hives The natural life-cycle of honey bees - bee biology and ecology Being a beekeeper - what does 'keeping bees' really mean? The relationship between bees and flowers -...
Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives - Leo Sharashkin
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Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives - Leo Sharashkin
Monmouthshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£78
Natural beekeeping that works: A unique weekend on natural, treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October. You can attend either or both days. Dr Leo Sharashkin is editor of "Keeping Bees With a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture", a comprehensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is a contributor to American Bee Journal, The Beekeepers Quarterly, and Acres USA, and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping, organic growing, and Earth-friendly living. He...
Willow skep hive (Alveari) making - with Bees for Development
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Willow skep hive (Alveari) making - with Bees for Development
Monmouthshire - Next course on 6th October 2019
£95
Learn how to make a willow skep, where expert Chris Park will teach you how to weave a wicker skep, and how to cover it with cloom.  During the day all aspects of beekeeping in skeps, ancient and modern will be discussed.
Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
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Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£198
An intensive course to get you started, explaining all about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your apiary, the bees management and pests and diseases. Not forgetting when and how to extract that lovely honey. An informal couple of days spent with others interested in beekeeping. A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to see the different equipment available, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away. Where the bees and weather...
Introduction to beekeeping
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Introduction to beekeeping
Hampshire - Next course on 7th October 2019
£95
This 7 week evening course gives the underpinning knowledge for keeping honeybees and understanding their needs. It will also cover what you need to consider when buying equipment, siting your apiary and obtaining your bees as well as the volunteer support structure which exists through British Beekeeping. The 2 hour sessions are a mixture of powerpoint lecture and physically going through a 'mock up' hive. There will also be a Saturday or Sunday session going through a hive of live bees, with each student having an opportunity to handle frames....
Learn about Bees and Bee Keeping
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Learn about Bees and Bee Keeping
Berkshire - Next course on 4th October 2019
£65
Introduction to Bee Keeping is not just for those who may be considering taking up apiary as a hobby but has wider interest to those who want to understand more about the Bees. Lunch with wine is provided and it is a social environment located in a wild meadow field. There are no more than 8 on any course so you will get time to ask questions and for those who wish to, you can pop on the suits (provided) and help us inspect the hives. You will learn about...

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