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Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping

Course Provider: The Beeman

Contact Name: Michael waite

Telephone: 01644440202

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Address:
Heatherlea Cottage
Corsock
Castle Douglas
Kirkcudbrightshire
DG7 3DR

Course Length: One Day

Price: £95

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Description:

Beginners Beekeeping Course
2014 one day introduction to beekeeping

One Day Beekeeping Beginners Beekeeping Course £95
Our one day Beginners Beekeeping course covers everything you need to get you going
The Beginners Beekeeping Course runs from 10am until around 5pm with breaks for lunch and tea breaks

Please note our days fill very quickly book early to avoid disappointment
PAYMENT CASH ON THE DAY ( Please note no credit cards or cheques)
You will only be charged £10 deposit when booking

Total Cost £95.00 Per Person
Beginners Beekeeping Course
9::45 a.m. Registration + Tea or Coffee
10.00 a.m. Introduction
. History of beekeeping
. Honey bee lifecycle
. The bee colony
. Function of the Queen
. Function of the worker bees
. Function of the Drones
. Selecting & setting up your Apiary site
. Forage
. Avoiding stings

11.30 a.m.
Questions and answers (Tea and Coffee)

Spring / Summer Management
.Bee Suits , Smokers & Hive Tools
.The different types of hive
. Spring stimulation
. Types of frames
. Difference between brood box and super
. Use of queen excluder, crown board.
. Queen cells (Swarm)
. Queen cells (Emergency)
. Queen Cells (supersedure)
. Management
. Signs of swarming
. Action to prevent swarms

1.00pm - 1.45 p.m. Lunch
.Ways to extract your honey crop
.With extractor
.Without extractor
.Filtering honey
.Cut comb honey
.Beeswax
.How to clean and use
Prepare for winter
.Varroa control
.Winter feeding
.Feeding fondant
Hands on with the bees
We will open a hive to see the different stage of brood Identify the different types of bee the workers and drones find the queen and you will get to handle the frames and gain confidence
5.00 p.m. Questions and Answers time for tea and cake to end the day.
You will be given a DVD at the end of the Beginners Beekeeping course with all the notes & factsheets + videos covering all the course so no need to take notes

The full day is crammed with everything you need to know you will not go away without any questions unanswered
I run one of the best one day courses there is and if you want bees to take home with you we can supply you as long as you let us know when you book that you would like to buy a colony of bees on the day we guarantee to supply.

Home Made Lunch and refreshments included.

Scheduled Refreshment Breaks.

What's included in the price?

Teas and coffee provided and a homemade lunch
We have beesuits and gloves but if you already have your own please bring it with you


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