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Bees for Development

Contact name: Giacomo Ciriello
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Bees for Development Sustainable Beekeeping Course
Next date: Sep 24th
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Introduction to Skep Beekeeping - with Bees for Development
Next date: Aug 21st
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Mead Making with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Next date: Sep 3rd
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Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development
Next date: Nov 5th
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Sustainable Beekeeping Course with Bees for Development @ Wakelyns, Suffolk
Next date: Sep 10th
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Willow skep hive (Alveari) making - with Bees for Development
Next date: Oct 15th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
15 May 22'

Mike reviewed: Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

"Very enjoyable course. Great tutor and location with a superb lunch."

6 Mar 22'

Katie reviewed: Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

"Chris is a fountain of knowledge and an excellent teacher. The group was wonderful, we sang and skepped all day long. The lunch was amazing too. Would strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try their hand and learn more about this ancient and beautiful craft."

17 May 21'

David Matthews reviewed: Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

"Loved it. Chris is a really skilled, knowledgeable and engaging teacher, and I feel as if I now have a skill for life. One of the most enjoyable courses I've ever done."

5 Oct 20'

Jane reviewed: Willow skep hive (Alveari) making - with Bees for Development

"What a wonderful day; even more special during these challenging times to learn something new and meet people. Chris was incredibly knowledgable, explaining the history and folklore around skeps, and generous with his hands on help to help my first ever attempt at willow weaving be nudged into a bee home! We were given a bucket of clum and today I have plastered it and intend to make another one as soon as possible so I don’t forget the techniques learned on the day. It was also great to have Giacomo from Bees for Development on tbe workshop and he shared with us the fantastic work that they do. The lovely friendly ladies from Yew Tree pub provided the most delicious cake and huge lunch and the venue was perfect. I also was delighted to buy some cider to take home along with the skep. My only suggestion, would be a brief handout to help us remember the techniques and also where we can get willow and how to make clum."

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