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Introduction to beekeeping workshop


Duration: One day

Price: £59

Book with: Emma Matthars
at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust Ltd

Upper Green Road
Tewin, Welwyn
Hertfordshire
AL6 0LE

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About the Course

An introduction to beekeeping with Hannah Reeves, professional beekeeper, who manages the apiary at Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve.

This one day workshop will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping. The 5 hour course will begin by spending the morning in local pub the Rose and Crown, learning the basic theory of beekeeping, looking at the equipment and discussing the role of the beekeeper.

After a delicious pub lunch, the afternoon will be spent in the orchard's apiary with a session of practical beekeeping.

This course will provide a basis of understanding of what is involved in becoming a beekeeper and whether this is a hobby you wish to pursue. Protective beekeeping suits and gloves will be provided.

Suitable for beginners - adults only

About your tutor:
Hannah Reeves first gained an interest in bees when working as a field assistant at Rothamsted Research. She then went to collect her first swarm and start keeping her own bees. Her university dissertation was on a comparison between urban and rural beekeeping. She currently works full-time as a beekeeper, having completed a three year bee farming apprenticeship with the Bee Farmer’s Association.

Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

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?

Delicious pub lunch, tea and coffee on arrival.


Want to review this course?

The content of the course was intelligent but easy to understand. It covered everything a novice could wish to know before taking up bee keeping, just out of interest, curiosity or deciding that it maybe not for them.
Lunch was great, and being able to get up close and personal with a hive of bees was a pleasure.

If you have an interest or are inquisitive about bees I would recommend this as a starting point. Hannah is obviously passionate about her bees and that shows in the content of the material.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 31st August 2019

  • Suitable for beginners

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