Introduction to Beekeeping
One such area has been the interest in beekeeping for many.
In response to this, as requested, we are holding a dedicated course over 2 evenings in early August 2015.
This course is compiled by a dedicated team at Caenhill Countryside Centre and headed up by our expert Beekeeper Graham Davison.
We aim to give an introduction to beekeeping on the first course date.
This is aimed at those who are curious to know about bees, honey, hives and more.
This will be followed by a second course date where you can learn a little more about the hive, its inhabitants and how to look after bees.
Our dedicated course will enable you to:
Be aware of basic beekeeping techniques
Know and understand beekeeping equipment and management
Know what products can come from bee colonies
We shall cover the following topics through the course:
Knowledge of the hive The queen, workers and drones and their functions;
How to… Equipment needed - how a hive should be set up making a frame; tools and clothing;
Managing your hive - the beekeeping year; feeding
Diseases and Pests - hygiene
Swarms - reasons for swarms
Come along to a workshop to learn, ask, take part. Contact us to find out more
Phone 01380 723698