About the Course
This is designed for people who have either attended the Introductory course and would like more information, or those who already keep bees and need to understand more advanced management techniques and methods, but within the ethical/sustainable framework
This course is also aimed at those who have been keeping bees conventionally but would like to understand a more bee-centred approach. There will be an assumption that you are familiar with beekeeping principles and terminology, but this is a chance to discuss individual issues and share experiences if you would like to participate. Or just listen!
Swarming and bait hives
Foundationless frames and crossed comb
Colony growth and division
Honey harvest and extraction
Bee health and disease prevention
Forage provision for apiary sites
£40 per person or £75 for two booking at the same time
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?
Handout with notes on all the subjects covered. Refreshments: tea, herbal tea and cafetière coffee with homemade cake.
I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, very informative and really nice to meet like minded people in a homely environment.
Tracy Cruse - - #21317
Response from Wayward Bee:Thank you so much!
An excellent course! Jennifer's approach to beekeeping has made me feel much more comfortable about looking after my own hive and the care of my bees. She answered our questions and concerns, and whilst I appreciate every colony is different, Jennifer has left me feeling more confident in my abilities. I could have listened, and talked to Jennifer all afternoon. Thank you.
john umfreville - - #21311
Response from Wayward Bee:Thanks John, great to meet you!
Jennifer is a “hive” of information about all aspects of beekeeping. Her more natural and sensitive approach to caring for your bees are a breath of fresh air and a delight to listen to and discuss. I came away from her course feeling like I could begin a new chapter in my beekeeping and with the confidence to follow my instinct when making decisions about how to care for my bees. Thankyou for a very informative and enjoyable afternoon.
Tracy Wyatt - - #21309
Response from Wayward Bee:Thanks Tracy, pleased you found it useful!
I attended as a follow-up to Jennifer's Beginner's Course. This time was just as great as last year when I was just starting out, with the added bonus that I had experienced some of what we discussed with our own hives. Really helpful to be thinking about the next stages in our beekeeping adventure and to be able to share knowledge with others. Highly recommended.
Bev Toogood - - #19663
Response from Wayward Bee:Thank you Bev!
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