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23 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!
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Beekeeping
Essex
£10
Ever fancied becoming a beekeeper? Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one who has always wanted to learn beekeeping. Epping Forest Honey Co offer beekeeping courses for beginners in the Essex area that will provide you with enough beekeeping knowledge to look after your own colony of honey bees. What to expect from your beekeeping course: The introduction to beekeeping will begin in a local hall where budding beekeepers will learn beekeeping basics including the following: What to expect from beekeeping and where you can place...
Meet the bees
Bronze AWARD
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...
A journey to the centre of the hive
A journey to the centre of the hive
Cambridgeshire
£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...
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
Gold AWARD
(12)
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...
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
Gold AWARD
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...
Basic beekeeping
Platinum AWARD
(31)
Basic beekeeping
Shropshire
£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...
Bee Experience
Bronze AWARD
(2)
Bee Experience
Lancashire
£55
On the Bee Experience, a highly qualified beekeeper will give a short briefing and after checking that your beesuit is safely zipped up and supplying you with suitable gloves you will learn how to light the smoker and the importance of this vital piece of beekeeping equipment, you will then enter the apiary and meet the bees. An audience usually gathers inside the bee centre to watch through the viewing windows and listen to the commentary given by the beekeeper via an audio link. During the experience you will open...
Introduction to beekeeping workshop
Bronze AWARD
(1)
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
Bronze AWARD
(1)
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...
Beekeeping experience
Beekeeping experience
Northumberland
£75
Unsure if beekeeping is for you? Looking to step into the world of beekeeping? Or just curious to see what is going on inside a beehive? This could be the perfect experience for you. Perfect to book on for yourself, as a couple, or a family day out, or makes a great gift. Booking now for the 2019 season, places are limited to ensure maximum experience: To help us with bookings, if purchasing as a gift, the gift recipient's contact details should be sent to us, so that we can...

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