A One-day Course on Beekeeping
Saturday 7th April 2018 – Start 9.30am.
This is a one-day course for those who are thinking about taking up, or have just started, beekeeping or are simply interested in learning a little more about bees.
Venue: High Mead Farm Ham Lane (B3073) Longham Wimborne BH22 9DR
The format of the course will be similar to the series of courses that we have held successfully since 2002 and will give you a taste of the world of bees and beekeeping.
09.30-10.00 How bees live. The natural history of bees explaining the way in which bees live and reproduce. A short film showing bees in and around a hive will be screened after a short introduction.
10.00-11.00 A Beekeeper’s Year. A talk describing the various activities which need to be carried out by the beekeeper both around the hive and at home.
11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.30-13.00 Beekeeping. How to get a beehive and bees, where to place a hive, what other equipment is required and lots of other points. Question and answer sessions in small groups with some of our more experienced beekeepers.
14.00-16.00 Practical in the Association Apiary
(Bee-suits will be provided but please bring Wellington boots or substantial shoes)
Depending on the weather one or two hives will be opened so that you can have a chance to handle some frames of bees. The Queen may be seen!
If it is wet or cold further question and answer sessions will be offered and a different Saturday afternoon to come back and look in a hive will be arranged.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a picnic lunch.
The cost of the course for each adult is £40.00 but this will also include associate membership in the association until 30th September 2018. Children under the age of 16 coming with their parent/s will be very welcome and are free.
If you are interested please contact our Education Coordinator Helga Aldersey for more information or to book: