A beekeeping weekend with a difference - you can take bees and a hive home with you!
This is a weekend for beginners who want to get started this season. Phil Chandler will be teaching balanced management methods using several different types of hive, including: top bar, Warre, National, Langstroth and his new Quadratic hive. There will also be a log hive, a Flow hive and a dustbin hive (!) to look at.
We are raising beginner-friendly colonies, ready to transfer into any type of hive (literally any type, with or without frames) that you can take away with you (even on public transport!). You can also take a fully-built top bar hive away (probably need a vehicle for that!).
This event is aimed at beginners and those with a little experience, who are keen to get started quickly. We will have a number of different hives to show you, including top bar, Warre, log hive, National and the new Flow Hive.
You can camp on site (basic facilities; no extra charge), or you can stay at one of many local B&Bs or hotels.
Fees include: Friday evening meal; lunch on Saturday and Sunday; refreshments (tea, coffee, etc) all weekend. If camping, please bring your own breakfast food.
The weekend will start on Friday evening, with a meal and a chat around a fire (weather permitting). Saturday and Sunday will have a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, with the emphasis on practical demonstrations. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and discuss different approaches to beekeeping.
Local facilities (including Buckfast Abbey) are within walking distance and hotel/B&B accommodation is available nearby. Dartmoor (we are just inside the National Park) and the historic towns of Totnes and Ashburton are a short drive away.
This should be a great weekend - be sure to BOOK NOW to reserve your place!