17-18 April 2021
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 Permaculture Farm in the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire.
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.