Course: Sustainable Beekeeping Course

Bees for Development

Lydbrook, Forest of Dean
6th - 7th April 2019 01600 714848

Cost: £195

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Weekend Courses on sustainable beekeeping are run by Bees for Development at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm, in the Wye Valley.  We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. Suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.

Topics include:

  • Meet the bees - a hands-on look at honey bee colonies
  • The natural lifecycle of honey bees - basic bee biology and ecology
  • The relationship between bees and flowers - pollination, plants and biodiversity
  • Ways to obtain your first honey bee colony
  • Keeping bees healthy - what to do and when to act
  • Making and building low-cost hives - practical demonstration
  • Warre People's hives, top-bar hives, frame hives: we look at each and help you decide which approach is best for you and for your bees.

"It was friendly, accommodated various levels of knowledge, and offered a vision of sustainability in beekeeping without being prescriptive. I think we were all inspired! The balance of theory and practice was just right." 2016 Course participant

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