4-5 September 2021
How can we ensure the survival of honey bees?
This is Bees for Development's Sustainable Beekeeping Course, a weekend Course held at Ragman's Lane Farm, Forest of Dean.
The Course covers the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them.
Meet the bees - a hands-on look at honey bee colonies housed in different hives
The natural life-cycle of honey bees - honey bee biology and ecology
Being a beekeeper - what does keeping bees really mean?
The relationship between bees and flowers - pollination, plants and biodiversity
Honey bees in the landscape
Keeping bees healthy - what to do and when to act
Making and building low-cost hives - practical demonstration
Warre's People's hive, horizontal top-bar hives, frame hives: we look at each and help you choose which system is best for you and for your bees
Beekeeping and sustainability - what does the future hold?
The Course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.