Course Length: 1 Day
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Beginners, or just wanting to find out more about natural beekeeping..
What is Natural Beekeeping
Life cycle of a honey bee colony- Spring, summer, over-wintering
Natural beehive choices and beekeeping equipment
Where to position your beehive; setting up your beehive
Sourcing bees- Nucleus, bait hive or swarm
Putting the bees into your hive
Expanding your beehive as the honey bee colony grow during the spring and summer
Monitoring your bees behaviour at the hive entrance and on their landing board rather than internal inspection of the beehive
Harvesting only the truly excess honey
Preparing your natural beehive for winter
Please ask as many questions as you need, no question is a silly question, all experts were once a beginner
What's included in the price?
We are located in Buslingthorpe, Lincolnshire. The day will take place around the kitchen table and the living room, we will also visit one of our apiary’s (Weather permitting) but only to view the bees through their beehive inspection window as the Natural beekeeper methodology is of minimal interference. We like to keep numbers for each course session to about six people max.
Our course will involve spending the day with us from 0930am - 1530pm (approximately) with as much tea, coffee, water as you like along with some very nice biscuits, however I must add that we also like biscuits so save some for us please.
You should bring your own lunch and be prompt in arrival so we can start on time.