2017 Beginners Course in Beekeeping

281Getting ready for the wonderful hobby of Bee Keeping

The course agenda includes:-

  • An overview history and background to the Honeybee and to Beekeeping
    • The make-up of the Honeybee colony; the history of Honeybee ‘nesting’; Honeybee Foraging and Uses within the Hive; and Materials and produce from the hive, and wide ranging uses
  • Modern day hives and equipment
    • Different types of hive; Beekeeping clothing; and hive tools used to maintain the hive
  • The new Beekeeper getting started
    • Where to keep bees; positioning the hive; obtaining a Beginners Hive, clothing, and tools ; and obtaining Bees
  • The Beekeepers First Year
    • Spring, summer, late Summer, and mid-winter honeybee colony and hive inspection and maintenance
    • An overview of the range of training and support to cover the hobbyist beekeeper with one or two hives, up to the serious beekeeper with multiple hives and associated activities.

The course will include a practical session covering frame and hive construction for the more practical attendees. And finally there will be a visit to a honeybee apiary where opening and inspecting a hive will be demonstrated.
The cost of the course is only £65 which includes the very useful BBKA manual (RRP is £18.99) suitable for the beekeeping beginner.

Course Dates:-

  • Sunday 5th March 2017 14:30 – 17:00, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth
  • Sunday 12th March 2017 14:30 – 17:00, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth
  • Sunday 19th March 2017 14:30 – 17:00, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth
  • Saturday 25th March 2017 14:30 – 17:00, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth
  • Sunday 26th March 2017 14:30 – 17:00, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth
  • A Saturday in April for a visit to the training apiary depending on weather

The address for the training sessions is:-
Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Norton Way South,
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire, SG6 1NX

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