Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives Leo Sharashkin
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About the Course
Two day Course on treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA.
Times: 9am to 5.30pm on Saturday 11, and 9am to 4pm on Sunday 12 November.
The Course will cover all aspects of the natural beekeeping approach, including:
How bees live in nature and how to respect their ways in your apiary.
Natural and less intensive management
Start or increase an apiary by attracting swarms of local bees
Horizontal hives and their advantages.
Wax foundation v foundationless natural comb.
Colony management - what to do and what not to do.
One-box hive, no feeding, no queen excluders, no requeening.
Healthy strong colonies without any treatments.
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What's included in the price?
Price: £325 (including VAT), this includes tuition, refreshments and lunch on both days.
Having already read "Keeping Bees with a Smile" and "Keeping Bees in Horizontal Hives" it was a no-brainer when I learned that Leo Sharashkin would be giving this course in the UK in November. The course lived up to all my expectations and his explanations of techniques for sustainable beekeeping were clear and thought provoking. In particular his treatment free approach will be my mission for 2018 with my colonies.
If this course is repeated in the future it would be beneficial to hold it in the active beekeeping season so practical session(s) in the Apiary could be used to reinforce the subject matter. I would recommend this course whole-heartedly to any beekeeper with an open mind.
John Fowler - - #11633
Excellent presentation by Leo Sharashkin. He gave time for people to ask questions and take notes which was needed due to the amount of information provided. I will certainly be applying as many of the sustainable methods he suggested as I can.
Chris White - - #11632
Dr Sharashkin was excellent. It was one of the best courses I have attended on honey bees. The content was comprehensive and covered all the key aspects of the subject. His presentational style was superb, making complex aspects of the subject areas comprehensible. He is clearly committed to taking beekeeping a sustainable path and he was certainly inspiring in what he had to say. It will certainly change my approach to bee-keeping. It was fantastic to be able to hear such a well regarded US-based advocate of sustainable beekeeping here in the UK.
There was also plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion both during the formal sessions and also during the breaks. The course was well structured. I would recommend that anyone interested in treatment free beekeeping and keeping bees in horizontal hives should attend this course if it is repeated in the UK.
My only reservations concern the venue for the course. Parking was difficult. The external area immediately around the training room was muddy. This together with a 'no shoes' rule within the training room and also in the separate building where the toilets were located, resulted in constant changes of footwear - a nuisance in the middle of November. However, in all other respects the venue was good.
Selwyn Runnett - - #11615
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