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Bees for Development

Contact Name: Nicola Bradbear

Telephone: 01600 714848

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1 Agincourt Street
NP25 3DZ

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Phil Chandler is the well-known champion of top-bar hive beekeeping. In this new BfD Course, Phil will provide advice for beekeepers who are already using top-bar hives and would like to learn more.  Phil is highly experienced in looking after bees in top-bar hives, and will provide all the newest ideas for successful, treatment-free beekeeping in top-bar hives. 9.00am - 4pm. 
Learn how to make a lip-work straw skep.  You will make your skep from a long straw wheat with cane lapping. The Course tutor, Chris Park, will explain how to split bramble and willow as needed. You will be able to make about one third of your skep during the day, and take home the skills, tools, and materials to finish off at home. Start time: 9.30am - 4pm
This is a new one day Course, where expert Chris Park will teach you how to weave a wicker skep, and how to cover it with cloom.  During the day all aspects of beekeeping in skeps, ancient and modern will be discussed.
Monmouthshire - Next course on 20th April 2018
This one-day training is designed for people or organisations with interest to use beekeeping and honey and beeswax trade to alleviate poverty. This is not a hands-on course about bees. We cover the different species of bees that are utilised world-wide, and introduce a range of topics concerning beekeeping in developing countries. Training day topics include: Apiculture in developing countries and how it supports livelihoods Problems faced by beekeepers in financially poor countries Appropriate and...
Gloucestershire - Next course on 7th April 2018
How can we ensure the survival of honey bees? This weekend Course on sustainable beekeeping is run by Bees for Development at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm, in the Wye Valley.  The Course covers the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. Course content: Meet the bees - a hands-on look at honey bee colonies housed in different hives The natural life-cycle of honey bees - bee biology and ecology Being a...
Gwent - Next course on 16th June 2018
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...