Intermediate Beekeeping Workshop
06 July 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 (Add to calendar)
This intermediate workshop is aimed at those who already have their own hive and wish to learn more about extraction techniques, preventing swarming and making your own equipment.
The 5 hour course will begin by spending the morning learning the more about beekeeping, looking at the equipment and discussing the role of the beekeeper. After a tasty pub lunch, the afternoon will be spent in the orchard with a session of practical beekeeping.
This course will provide further understanding of what is involved in beekeeping and help with developing your skills. Protective beekeeping suits and gloves will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
10:00 – 12:00: Theoretical session and questions.
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch break, then a walk over to Tewin Orchard to get everyone suited up.
13:00 – 15:00: Practical beekeeping session.
About your tutor:
Hannah Reeves first gained an interest in bees when working as a field assistant at Rothamsted Research. She then went to collect her first swarm and start keeping her own bees. Her university dissertation was on a comparison between urban and rural beekeeping. She currently works full-time as a beekeeper, having completed a three year bee farming apprenticeship with the Bee Farmer’s Association.
Minimum age 16. Booking essential. £59 per person including lunch.
We will require all attendees to complete a questionnaire and waiver before attending the workshop.
If the weather is inclement (high winds or heavy rain) then the course may be postponed.
Refunds will be given up to 14 days before the event (less £5 admin fee).
No refunds within 14 days.