Explore an ever-growing and immensely popular pursuit. Bee populations across the world are collapsing catastrophically and we may lose one in three of every bite we eat. Keeping bees on a domestic level can be a vital way of supporting the bio-diversity that bees foster. We offer courses in beekeeping in association with New Quay Honey Farm.
The Beekeeping Weekend offers and introduction to the principles of beekeeping over the course of a weekend. The course focuses on beekeeping the natural way and will cover: the colony and how it works; the hive and beekeeping ‘year’; swarming; and how to negotiate problems with your bees. Participants will also have ample opportunity for hands on involvement with bees.
The course is taught by Sam Cooper, who owns and runs New Quay Honey Farm. He has been beekeeping since he was 9 years old and has a wealth of knowledge to share from a lifetime of beekeeping. He now tends hundreds of the Honey Farm's hives that are spread on a land throughout Ceredigion county. Troed y Rhiw farm has fourteen of the Honey Farm's hives and has been running collaborative courses with Sam for several years.
Accommodation on the farm may be available in our holiday cottages.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Bee suits and equipment are provided along with a vegetarian lunch using local ingredients and farm produce and refreshments..
We specialize in courses that are small scale, engaging and hands on. Led by talented and experienced teachers, our courses provide an intimate learning environment, ample opportunity to question and debate and good food throughout the day to sustain you.