Introduction to BeekeepingLeonard Cottage Smallholding Courses
- 5 hours of class
To explain the basics of bee keeping. To show the equipment required to keep bees. To look at the various products that can be obtained from keeping bees. To discuss the costs involved.
Suitable for: Anyone interested in keeping bees; aimed at beginners, especially those who are thinking about starting with bees.
Swineshead Road, Kirton Holme, PE20 1SQ, Lincolnshire, England
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This course is being held in Boston, Lincolnshire and will teach the basics of keeping your own bees. The main aim of this workshop is to encourage new people to engage in this interesting and rewarding hobby. Don't wait until Spring; start learning now and you could be harvesting your own bee products next year! Topics covered include:
Understanding the honey bee - The superfamily, bee anatomy, swarming.
Beekeeping equipment - The hive, tools and equipment, equipment for extracting honey, suitable clothing, dealing with bee stings.
Getting your bees - sources, positioning your hives, urban bees, on the day, bait hives.
The beekeeper's year - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Pests and diseases - Introduction to pests and diseases.
Other products from the hive - Wax, propolis, royal jelly and pollen.
Contact person: Jason James