Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives Leo Sharashkin

Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives Leo Sharashkin

Duration: 2 days

Price: £250

Run by: Nicola Bradbear
at Bees for Development

01600 714848

1 Agincourt Street
NP25 3DZ

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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 16, and 9am to 4pm on Sunday 17 June 2018.
Venue: Shire Hall, Monmouth. Opposite Bees for Development Head Office, Monmouth.
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: £250 (including VAT), this includes tuition, refreshments and lunch on both days.

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This is the second course I have attended where Dr Sharashkin was the Speaker and Trainer. Again, it was excellent. I started keeping some of my honey bees in horizontal hives last year. So this Course enabled me to learn some of the more detailed points of the techniques involved, whilst also providing a refresher on the overall principles. Dr Sharashkin's detailed practical and scientific knowledge is superb. I came away with a comprehensive list of improvements that I will be making to how I manage my bees both in horizontal hives and in conventional vertical hives. The techniques taught on the Course are the foundation stones for ethical and sustainable beekeeping for the future. I would recommend this Course to anyone who questions conventional beekeeping techniques and wants to learn about alternative bee-centred alternatives.

- - #15665

The weekend course with Dr Leo was a superb lesson in how to live with bees in a sustainable and mutually beneficial way. I had read 'Keeping bees with a smile' and was very interested in the deep frames in the Lazutin hives, and this workshop showed how deep frames are the most logical and bee friendly way to keep bees and give them the best chance for overwintering in our climate.
It was good to spend time with others who want to move away from the industrialised methods of bee keeping with the high number of interventions required, and move towards the bee-centric way.
I would reccommend this course to anyone interested in bees as well as beekeeping, and thank Bees for Development for putting on this weekend, and providing a tasty and satisfying lunch each day.
And as a bonus, Dr Leo's honey is absolutely delicious!

- - #15605

A comprehensive course expertly presented by a charismatic speaker. It gave me confidence to alter my beekeeping practice, and explain why, to those who prefer the industrial methods of beekeeping.

- - #15589

It was an excellent course. My main interest is keeping bees without treatment and here my main questions to Leo Sharashkin have been answered. Leo Sharashkin gave an entertaining and high coherent presentation which was easy to follow even if your mothertongue is not English.

The presentation will change my building of beehives and methods of beekeeping. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in alternative and sustainable beekeeping.

- - #15572

Dr Sharashkin is inspiring. He demonstrates very clearly how bees can be hived with their interests at the forefront yet still being able to share with them their honey. The deep frame hive is so logical when understanding the overwintering behaviour of the bee that it begs the question why is it not more common practice. I will be promoting this style of beekeeping from now. Excellent!
And thanks to Nicola and her team Bees for Development.

- - #15571

Incredibly thought-provoking course, Dr Sharashkin made us realise that sustainable beekeeping is very ‘do-able’, we don’t have to keep fiddling with our bees to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome. I would recommend him and this course to anyone seeking a natural approach to keeping and helping bees. I would also commend Bees for Development for not only arranging this course, but also for their work in developing countries assisting people to enhance their lives through sustainable beekeeping

- - #15568

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.

- - #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.

- - #11632

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