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Zoom Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping

Beehive in my garden
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Description

Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Have you always wondered what goes on inside a hive? Perhaps you're worried about how our bees are declining and want to know how to help them. Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. This course is suitable for complete novices with no previous experience, or those who have decided to pursue a less invasive way of beekeeping compared to more traditional methods.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

2 hour live Zoom session on the specified date. Notes emailed beforehand, including a recipe for a cake for you to bake for the break if you'd like to.

What you will need

Pen and paper; good internet connection; Zoom on your device.

Contact

Jennifer Moore at Wayward Bee

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Limited mobility
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
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What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Reviews

In-person course
- - #31056

A wonderful way to spend two hours - fascinating informative and really enjoyable. Jenny was both knowledgeable and accessible - making the prospect of beekeeping in a natural way both appealing and approachable. Great cookies too

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Amanda! Lovely to meet you :)

In-person course
- - #30779

An inspiring afternoon - Jen is a natural and knowledgeable teacher who encourages her students to observe and think. I’d recommend this course to anyone who keeps bees and has an interest in understanding them and reimagining the role of the beekeeper.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks so much for coming along, Venetia!

Online on-demand course
- - #29130

Loved the course. Very practical and helpful.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Marvellous to hear, Karen. Thank you very much.

Online on-demand course
- - #29032

Inspiring. Got home, bought a hive.

Response from Wayward Bee:

That's great news! Thank you for your review.

Online on-demand course
- - #28931

Really enjoyable, well presented - I like Jennifer’s approach to bee-keeping. Left me motivated and keen to start. I really should mention the excellent cake too!!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Ah, thank you Lizzie! So pleased you enjoyed the course - and the cake!

In-person course
- - #28427

Very informative, I left having made a number of new decisions about the garden. From the importance of where you buy seeds, to encouraging lizards!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Wonderful to hear, Paul! Let me know how you get on with your plans :) Thanks very much for coming along.

In-person course
- - #28378

Brilliant course! Jennifer was very knowledgeable and passionate about protecting wildlife.

I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to transforming my garden into a bee and wildlife friendly space.

Highly recommended

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks so much Julie, I'm really pleased you enjoyed the course and found it useful. I hope you find the things we discussed bring more wildlife to your garden :)

Online on-demand course
- - #28086

Very thorough

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you! :)

Online on-demand course
- - #28061

A wonderful and informative afternoon. Jennifer's passion shines through. If I wasn't already sold on the idea of getting a hive, I certainly am now.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Ah, thank you so much Mark! Great to meet you :)

Online on-demand course
- - #27629

A fabulous afternoon. Jennifer is incredibly knowledgable and engaging. We loved her way of teaching and her beliefs. I would highly recommend Jennifer and thank her so much for a really lovely afternoon including a lovely piece of homemade cake and great coffee ☕️

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Sarah! It was great to meet you both :)

Online on-demand course
- - #27568

I would definitely recommend this course. It is relaxed and informal; Jennifer explains everything you need to know with the emphasis on what is good for the bees rather than the beekeeper. Jennifer has a lot of experience and a wealth of knowledge - and makes a lovely cake!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you Annette, I'm pleased you enjoyed the course - and the cake ;)

Online on-demand course
- - #27400

Jennifer is so knowledgeable, and conveys that knowledge in an engaging way. Would thoroughly recommend. Great cake too!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Carrie! That's great to hear :)

Online on-demand course
- - #25708

My husband and myself came on this course with no knowledge at all about bees & beekeeping, but thought the beginners course would be a great start- we both thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon & learnt so much from Jennifer. The time just flew, but we gained so much from the course. Jennifer is passionate about beekeeping & that came across in her knowledge, enthusiasm and the course notes. We are definitely looking into starting up beekeeping in the future! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in beekeeping. We will definitely be interested in coming on the intermediate course!!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you for coming along Teresa! :)

Online on-demand course
- - #22915

I thoroughly enjoyed this course - it was so interesting and informative. I love Jennifer’s approach to keeping bees, with the care and wellbeing of the bees being paramount. I cannot believe how much I learnt in two hours, which flew by! Jennifer is clearly passionate about bees, and this comes across when she’s teaching. The accompanying course notes (with lots of useful links to a wealth of resources) are really helpful, so I can follow up on more reading etc. I can highly recommend this course, and am looking forward to progressing to Intermediate level very soon. Thank you Jennifer!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you Amelia! :)

Online on-demand course
- - #22148

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Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Mia-Louise! Great to meet you and your daughter :)

Online on-demand course
- - #21566

Excellent course! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge and her passion shines through when she is teaching. She gave us invaluable information to get us started on our bee keeping journey! Would recommend this course to anyone interested in keeping bees! She also makes a delicious cake too!

In-person course
- - #21309

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.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Tracy, pleased you found it useful!

In-person course
- - #21311

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.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks John, great to meet you!

In-person course
- - #21317

I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, very informative and really nice to meet like minded people in a homely environment.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you so much!

Online on-demand course
- - #21180

A very informative day - I learnt more about bee keeping in 2 hours with Jennifer than from all the literature that I had been reading. Jennifer is very knowledgeable and explains the subject in a clear and understandable manner at a pace that everyone could keep up with. Well worth doing if you are thinking of keeping bees in a sustainable way.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks so much Frank - great to hear :)

Online on-demand course
- - #21165

Relaxed and very enjoyable course. Very informative talking you through understanding the bee and introducing you to the equipment
Delicious tea and cake icing on the top of an excellent afternoon!

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you so much for coming along :)

Online on-demand course
- - #20495

Jennifer is a natural teacher with great communication skills. There is plenty of detail in this course so that you can actually go an "do" things to start your colony afterwards, but Jennifer also explains sustainable beekeeping holistically, so it also becomes a way of thinking rather than a tick box exercise. It means that if you do decide to read books on the subject afterwards, you have a really solid framework in which to put all your newly acquired knowledge. It's a great course which I'd recommend without hesitation to anyone starting out with beekeeping. (The cake is also amazing.)

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Alex! :)

Online on-demand course
- - #20494

Wonderful course and a fascinating introduction to the extraordinary life of bees as well as the keeping of them. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in sustainability and discovering ways to nurture and grow their local bee population as well as make honey.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Glad you enjoyed the course Amy!

Online on-demand course
- - #20460

Jennifer's course was great. I learned a lot and was interested in everything she had to say. I would recommend her course to anyone thinking about keeping bees.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Ali, so pleased you could come along :)

Online on-demand course
- - #20018

This course was perfect. Jennifer has an art to imparting her passionate knowledge of bee keeping in such a way that beginners feel inspired and equppped to start immediately. Jennifer is clearly incredibly knowledgeable about the subject and her sustainable approach should be admired. She teaches in such a way that you leave the course with confidence. The added extra is that you get to taste the product of her incredible baking skills. A wonderfully relaxed but truly informative course. I will certainly be attending an intermediate course in the near future 🐝

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks Lee :)

Online on-demand course
- - #20093

I have wanted to find out about bees for ages, but was a bit anxious about what it involved. This course however was just the thing needed to fill me with confidence and to propel me into action: a few days after attending, I have already ordered my hives and am looking forward to the whole beekeeping experience. I am so glad that Jennifer was the one to introduce me to the subject - her knowledge and sound good sense was inspirational and I have complete confidence that her methods, traditional ones that look to the welfare of the hive rather than mere honey production, will be rewarding and successful. She is a very good teacher and I'm sure will be a fantastic mentor, should I need further advise. I can thoroughly recommend this course.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you so much!

In-person course
- - #19663

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.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you Bev!

Online on-demand course
- - #19326

Friendly and highly informative, just right for beginner covering everything I had hoped.

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thank you :)

Online on-demand course
- - #9634

I would thoughly recommended this course . If like me you have been thinking of having a hive in your garden but just don't know how it will happen due to lack of knowledge. This course is for you . Jenny has a lovely way of sharing her knowledge. I now have a colony of bees in my garden which is just a dream come true and there is nothing better than tasting warm raw honey from your own bees

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