Course Provider: Adult and Community Learning
Contact Name: Helen
Telephone: 01480 495717
Course Length: 6 weeks (12 hours)
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This course is intended for prospective beekeepers. Students will learn about setting up an apiary and caring for a colony of bees, with classes looking at the life of the European honey bee, the various pests and diseases that affect them, and the methods of extracting honey from the comb and the production of other saleable hive products. In addition to the five weeks of classroom based learning you will also participate in a practical session off site where you will handle a colony of bees. By the end of the course you will have learned to; recognise the queen, drone and worker bees; understand at least one method of swarm control; identify the various components of a bee hive; show an understanding of the diseases and pests affecting honey bees and how and when to treat them; look at the production of honey and other products from the hive. You will be ready to start keeping bees. No skills needed, but beekeeping does involve some lifting.
What's included in the price?
You do not need to bring any equipment, just a pen and paper for taking notes.
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