Tutor: Dougal Hendry Canterbury Beekeepers Branch Kent BKA
Location, dates and times to be confirmed after consultation with registered students.
There will be 7 classroom/workshop sessions, followed by at least one (weekend) practical to be arranged during the course.
Maximum 12 students
Cost £80 per person. Two people willing to share course book, etc. £140. Existing members of Canterbury Beekeepers £75.
Contact – Email: email@example.com – Tel: 07845 298954
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.