2017 Season Beekeeping Experience Event
We are pleased to confirm that we will running this event over the whole 2017 beekeeping season, the exact dates are to be confirmed but basically we plan to run this popular experience event from April through until September (all dates are weather dependant):
Sun 23rd April 2017 - spaces available
Sun 21st May 2017 - spaces available
Sun 25th June 2017 - spaces available
Sun 23rd July 2017 - new date
Sun 20th August 2017 - new date
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You will get a practical introduction into the world of bees and beekeeping and look at the various tasks a beginner beekeeper needs to master. You will get a chance to see different types of hives and get to know if beekeeping is really for you. While the event is aimed at newcomers, it will be tailored to the audience on the day.
You will learn some of basic beekeeping skills including:
•Examine hive parts and its structure
•Using a bee suit, a smoker, and the hive tool
•Open a hive and remove frames for inspection
•Identify castes of the honeybee (queen, worker and drones)
•How to find the queen and recognise brood and honey
•Why disease management is so important
Veils (full bee suits) will be provided but please bring a pair of rubber gloves (kitchen type) and wellington boots as we plan to examine at least two hives during the session. Course attendees should also bring a notebook and pen for note taking. The main session is very much weather dependent as we do plan to spend 50% of the time on the hives (bees don't like rain either), please bring waterproofs if it is raining as we will still visit the apiary area.
Please note that cancellations with an 80% refund are accepted up to 72 hours before the course start time, as demand is very high this then allows us time to find replacement bookings.