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
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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