Course Provider: National Beekeeping Centre Wales
Contact Name: Keith Arnold
Telephone: 01492 651106
Course Length: 2 days
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Beekeeping for Beginners – Intensive Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am - 5pm both days
Do you want to find out more about these fascinating creatures? Do you think that one day you would like to keep Bees, but don’t know where to start?
Then why not find out all the basics you will need to know about them on the National Beekeeping Wales’s “Beekeeping for Beginners Intensive Weekend”?
At just £145 this course will be a real eye opener into the world of Bees and beekeeping.
The course will cover the following topics and will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have:
Introduction to the Bee colony and Bee products.
Types of hive, equipment, record keeping.
Basic hive inspection; handling frames; lighting a smoker, using a hive tool.
Identification: Queen, worker, drone
Swarm control – you’ve got queen cells, what do you do? What kind of queen cells?
Pests & diseases
Taking off honey, clearing bees from supers.
Preparation for winter
Please note that we are a Community Interest Company (CIC) and all profits generated from our courses and workshops are reinvested for the benefit of the honeybee.
What's included in the price?
Included in the price of the course is a tasty two-course lunch on both-days, notes, materials and use of protective equipment.