Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping

Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Have you always wondered what goes on inside a hive? Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention.

Topics covered include:

  • What type of hive
  • Where to site your hive
  • Overview of sustainable management
  • Swarming
  • Equipment needed
  • Costs involved
  • Plants for your bees

There will also be a chance to ask questions and discuss specific requirements. Refreshments and an information handout are provided, and if the weather is kind, we can walk round the apiary and see the hives in situ.

Please note that we don’t open up a hive on this occasion (you will learn why on the course!) so there is no need for equipment. If you would like to see how you feel around the bees, or look inside a hive, then I am happy to discuss this on an individual basis.

£40 per person for 2 hour session, or £75 for two booked at the same time. Gift vouchers area available if you’d like to give this course to someone as a present.

2019 dates:

  • 26th January
  • 23rd February
  • 2nd March
  • 9th March
  • 30th March
  • 6th April
  • 18th May
  • 15th June
  • 26th October

Please email for more details, or to book.