Course: Sustainable Beekeeping Course

Bees For Development

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

www.beesfordevelopment.org bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org.uk 01600 714848 Bees for Development

Cost: £195

Sectors: sustainability


This is a practical course with a particular focus on natural methods.

A weekend course on sustainable beekeeping. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This course is 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.

The course cost is £195 (including VAT), with delicious, freshly cooked meals and refreshments.

9.30am-5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am-4pm on Sunday.

Course dates:

12th and 13th October 2019
25th and 26th April 2020
19th and 20th September 2020


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