Learn why, where and how it might be done. A concise, one day course on the art of skep beekeeping. Participants will learn about the history of skeps, referencing some of the old master skeppists, their varying styles of skeps and systems of management. The course will include hands on sessions with artefacts and tools and techniques. Mysteries will be be revealed concerning different shelters, floors and stands; spleets, snecks and garts; bennets, laps and...
This brand new one day course will provide you with the history and expert instruction in making classic Hackle and Floors for your skeps. During the day all aspects of beekeeping in skeps, ancient and modern will be discussed, as you make your Hackle and Floor. You will take away the lipwork skills, materials and tools needed to finish your project at home. Please bring a waterproof apron and scissors.
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- Next course on 21st September 2019
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.
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
- Next course on 12th October 2019
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.
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
Natural beekeeping that works:
A unique weekend on natural, treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October. You can attend either or both days.
Dr Leo Sharashkin is editor of "Keeping Bees With a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture", a comprehensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is a contributor to American Bee Journal, The Beekeepers Quarterly,...
Learn how to make a willow skep, 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.