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13 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!
Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop
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Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop
Lincolnshire - Next course on 26th August 2019
£149
If you've ever wanted to keep bees, there's no better time to begin! Whether you're keen to learn everything you need to know to get you started in hobby beekeeping, or simply extremely interested in the idea of keeping bees, this 1-day fun and interactive workshop will teach you the fascinating secrets of the honeybee and how to care for and keep bees in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. Our Bee Keeping for Beginners workshop is lots of fun and packed full of all the essential information to leave...
Introduction to beekeeping workshop
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Introduction to beekeeping workshop
Hertfordshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£59
An introduction to beekeeping with Hannah Reeves, professional beekeeper, who manages the apiary at Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve. This one day workshop will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping. The 5 hour course will begin by spending the morning in local pub the Rose and Crown, learning the basic theory of beekeeping, looking at the equipment and discussing the role of the beekeeper. After a delicious pub lunch, the afternoon will be spent in the orchard's apiary with a session of practical beekeeping. This course will provide...
Learn about Bees and Bee Keeping
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Learn about Bees and Bee Keeping
Berkshire - Next course on 6th September 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...
Meet the bees
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Meet the bees
Leicestershire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£25
A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a short talk on some of the basic aspects of bee keeping; including the life cycle of bees, the jobs they do and an introduction to the equipment used. An opportunity to look inside a hive will follow as we suit up (bee suits provided) and head out to the apiary to carry out a hive inspection. This experience is a great choice for anyone who has ever thought about keeping bees...
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
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Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 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...
Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
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Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 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...
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.
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...
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
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Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£40
There is no doubt that our native pollinators are in decline, and honeybees are struggling with environmental pressures and intensive production. Beekeeping is not just about looking after our colonies, it is also about how we can use our knowledge to help all pollinators, and other wildlife while we are at it. Our gardens are increasingly becoming oases and it is possible to make a material difference, even on a small scale - and keep it beautiful. We will cover the following topics: - bees and plants: how they use...
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.

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