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Introduction to beekeeping

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Duration: 7 evenings + practical

Price: £95

Run by: Louise Evans
at Louise's Apiary

Botley Centre,
Committee room
SO30 2ES

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About the Course

This 7 week evening course gives the underpinning knowledge for keeping honeybees and understanding their needs. It will also cover what you need to consider when buying equipment, siting your apiary and obtaining your bees as well as the volunteer support structure which exists through British Beekeeping.
The 2 hour sessions are a mixture of powerpoint lecture and physically going through a 'mock up' hive. There will also be a Saturday or Sunday session going through a hive of live bees, with each student having an opportunity to handle frames. The practical usually takes place the following spring. We will agree 3 dates for the practical and the practical will then take place on the first of these dates with suitable weather. Beekeeping, particularly for beginners is weather dependent.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee, peppermint tea. For the practical we provide beesuits but you need to bring wellingtons and marigold type gloves.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 7th October 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Evenings
  • Suitable for beginners