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Two Day Beginners Beekeeping Course

Two Day Beginners Beekeeping Course

 

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A Two Day Course

  Beekeeping Experience Day Course  
       
 

An intensive course to get you started, explaining all about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your apiary, the bees management, and pests and diseases. Not forgetting when and how to extract that lovely honey.

   
         
         
         

 

Course Programme:
Two days, 9.30am - 4.30pm

 

What To Expect:

 
 

1. The Honey Bee
The bee colony, biology, and life cycle

2. Equipment and Costs
Hive equipment, frames, wax, tools, personal protection

3. The Apiary
Apiary layout, siting the hives, responsibilities, and safety

4. Managing Honey Bee Colonies
Inspections, swarm control, uniting and moving colonies

5. Bee Health and Diseases
Bee diseases, pests & other problems, how to recognize & treat them

6. The Importance of Plants
Requirements of honeybees and other pollinators

7. Honey Harvest and Winter Preparation
Honey extraction & handling, equipment & costs, and preparing for winter

8. Information, Help, and Support
Resources, books, magazines, local organisations, obtaining bees

 

 

An informal couple of days spent with others interested in beekeeping.  A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to see the different equipment available, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away.

Refreshments will be provided, including a honey-themed cake.  Please bring your own packed lunch.

Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.

Where the bees and weather allow, this course will include an inspection of a hive.

What To Bring:

Just bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook, and any questions you may have, along with a bee suit, wellies and gloves (please contact us in advance if you need to borrow a suit).

Please arrive at 9.15 for a prompt 9.30am start

 
         
         
         
 

Course Tutors

 
         
 

Amanda Millar

 

Mike Cullen

 

Jill Sales

Amanda is a professional ecologist who has been keeping up to 25 colonies for about fifteen years.  She has attained many BBKA modules with credits & distinctions along with winning prizes at the National Honey Show. Amanda was Secretary for her local association before holding posts including Chairman of the Sussex Beekeepers' Association.

 

Mike is a Master Beekeeper. He has been keeping honeybees since 1972 and these days manages multiple apiaries.  He is the ex-chairman and current President of the Hastings & Rother Beekeeping Association, a member of the BBKA examination board and an examiner for the BBKA Basic and General Husbandry examinations.

 

Jill has been teaching professionally for many years and helping new beekeepers enjoy this skill. She keeps several colonies of bees and is the training coordinator for Hastings and Rother Beekeeping Association. Jills kind, engaging and professional teaching style is perfect for beginners to gain a basic understanding of this complex subject.

Amanda Millar - Beekeeping Course Tutor

 

Mike Cullen - Beekeeping Courses Tutor

 

Jill Sales - Beekeeping Courses Tutor

 
         

 


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