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Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives - Leo Sharashkin

In-person course
- - #11632

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.

Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives - Leo Sharashkin

In-person course
- - #11615

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Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #9953

Great rural setting for this traditional craft. Nicola (Bees for Development) and Chris Park (Instructor) really made you feel welcome. The course was brilliant, very hands on and Chris added so much with his knowledge of all things bee and stories to match.
Excellent lunch, all in all a great way to learn about bees and skep making.

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

In-person course
- - #9549

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Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #9087

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Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #8843

I would highly recommend this course, I had the most amazing weekend learning all about Bees and how to care for them. It was very informative and inspiring, offering good practical experience with the opportunity to open a hive and watch the bees at work, just amazing!
The accommodation was good and the food excellent all set in the beautiful Wye Valley.
I now feel confident enough to have a hive of my own.
Huge thank you. :)


Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #8834

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Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #8821

A very informative weekend, with a friendly group of people, in charming surroundings.


Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #8819

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Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #8816

I found the course very informative and helpful. It gave me the confidence to review the way in which we'd been keeping our bees at our Community Farm up till now and to develop the skills to make what we are doing truly sustainable. It was also interesting to be able to look inside a Top Bar hive and to learn about bees in all their manifestations. We were very lucky to witness a swarm on the Sunday afternoon right outside where we were meeting!


Bees for Development sustainable beekeeping course

In-person course
- - #8625

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Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #8024

Chris gave an excellent course - thoroughly enjoyable and the time simply flew! The 'hands on' instructions and demonstrations were excellent, as was the guidance during the making of the skeps.
The background and history to skep making was most interesting. All in all a very worthwhile course and I'd highly recommend it to anyone wishing to keep bees, especially in a sustainable way. Thanks to Chris and Bees for Development for making this possible.


Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #8006

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Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #7975

Not only did the course provide a rounded practical hands on approach to Skep making it also included Chris a Master Skep Maker and his boundless knowledge of all things "Bee". So even if my Skep was not shaping up to be the exactly what was intended there was plenty of advice and riveting commentary to absorb.
A very motivational day.


Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #7964

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Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #7960

I had not made a skep before. Chris Park is an excellent teacher and everyone was able to master the basics. Tools and straw provided, ongoing help from Chris throughout the day. Chris is very knowledgable about skeps and beekeeping. He gave a comprehensive talk with PowerPoint slides which was very interesting. The venue was very good, including food and refreshments. Good company from fellow participants. I would unreservedly recommend this course to anyone wanting to make their first skep.


Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development

In-person course
- - #7957

Throughly enjoyed the course. It was very well directed, lots of interesting information about the history of skeps and bee keeping. The lunch was good and I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who keeps bees or has an interest in keeping bees.