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Introduction to Beekeeping

The course teaches the basics required to enable students to start beekeeping. It is a theory course as students would be unable to appreciate practical aspects of beekeeping until they have this theory. 

Topics covered include:

equipment needed to keep bees

the life-cycle of the honeybee

the importance of bees to the farming economy and ecology in general

the collection, processing and bottling of honey

bee diseases

choosing a hive

comparing different hive types and understanding the inner workings of the hive

locating a hive

swarm control and prevention

 

The tutor has over 20 years' experience keeping bees and can be contacted directly on 01872 501313 if you have any further questions.

Please note the Saturday class is run on non-consecutive Saturdays:

Autumn Term 2022/23 - 24/09/22, 15/10,22, 12/11/22 and 26/11/22.

Spring Term 2022/23 - 28/01/23, 04/02/23, 25/02/23 and 11/03/23.

 

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Start date: 19/09/2022

Course code
PTC716422T/1/A1
Level
Other
Location
Probus Primary School
Duration
10 weeks
Start time
19:00 - 21:00
Fee
£103
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Start date: 24/09/2022

Course code
PTC716422T/1/A2
Level
Other
Location
Probus Primary School
Duration
9 weeks
Start time
10:00 - 15:30
Fee
£103
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Start date: 09/01/2023

Course code
PTC716422T/1/B1
Level
Other
Location
Probus Primary School
Duration
10 weeks
Start time
19:00 - 21:00
Fee
£103
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Start date: 28/01/2023

Course code
PTC716422T/1/B2
Level
Other
Location
Probus Primary School
Duration
6 weeks
Start time
10:00 - 15:30
Fee
£103
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