Tutor: Julian Audsley Canterbury Beekeepers Branch Kent BKA
Wednesdays 7.00 to 9.00 pm Feb 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 2020
There will be 6 indoor sessions in Barham Village hall followed by 2 practicals in an adjacent apiary on weekends to be arranged once you are on the course.
Barham Village Hall, Valley Road, Barham CT4 6NX
Cost £80 per person. Two people willing to share course book, etc. £140. Existing members of Canterbury Beekeepers £75. Contact Julian Audsley Email: email@example.com Tel: 0776 183 9119
The cost also includes membership as a Friend of the Canterbury Beekeepers branch of Kent Beekeepers Association (KBKA) for the year 2019/20 but details of all local associations will be provided.
A course book is included for use during and after the course together with supplementary handouts and there is plenty of opportunity to handle equipment, assemble frames and ask questions.
This course is aimed at potential beekeepers and those with an interest in beekeeping. It covers all the needs of those thinking about keeping bees. Novice beekeepers will also benefit by attending this course. Not everyone becomes a beekeeper after the course but everyone will come away with a realistic understanding of the pleasures and practicalities of beekeeping today.
Examples of course contents
- Know how to start & manage a beehive
- The different types of hive and types and assembling of frames
- The costs and time involved
- Understand the life cycle of a honeybee colony
- How to manage swarming
- Be able to identify problems in the hive and prevent, or manage these problems when they happen
- Know how to harvest products from the hive, including honey and beeswax
- Have enough information to decide if you would like to keep bees
Fill out the form below to reserve a place on the course and you will then be sent payment details.