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Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
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Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development

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Date: 30 July 2022 

Learn why, where and how it might be done. A concise, one day course on the art of skep beekeeping. Participants will learn about the history of skeps, referencing some of the old master skeppists, their varying styles of skeps and systems of management. The course will include hands on sessions with artefacts and tools and techniques. Mysteries will be be revealed concerning different shelters, floors and stands; spleets, snecks and garts; bennets, laps and litches and more. We will discuss best practice, harvest and health, enjoying indoor theory and outdoor practical sessions within the magical setting of Westmill Farm.

The course runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm. If the weather is suitable, students receive a live demonstration of honey bees in a skep.

You should receive a Booking Confirmation email with further details about the Course within 1-2 working days of placing your booking. Please get in touch with bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org if you don't. You may also want to check your spam/junk folder.

Reviews:

"Wow, what a wonderful way to spend a day. Everything from the location to not least the stars of the day, the bees. We all three felt very privileged to experience such firsthand knowledge. Chris is a wonderful inspiring teacher and we loved that his daughter was helping and participating too. The other participants made it a friendly networking experience openly sharing their knowledge." - Joanna

"I loved the course. It was perfect in terms of hands on and information balance and it felt informal so that questions could be discussed etc. The setting for the day was totally lovely too, and it was very special to visit Chris' apiary." - Mima