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Lancashire Natural Beekeeping Beginners Course

 
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trekmate
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:16 am    Post subject: Lancashire Natural Beekeeping Beginners Course Reply with quote

Another chance for a Natural Beekeeping Beginners Weekend at the Middlewood Trust (http://www.middlewoodtrust.co.uk/) near Lancaster over the weekend of 3rd/4th October. Download the poster (below) for booking details.

Over the weekend, we will cover:
    Definition of Natural Beekeeping
    The life cycle of a honeybee colony
    Equipment you will need
    Hive types
    Personal Protection
    Tools
    Bait hives - design and use
    Swarm catching
    Inspecting a top-bar hive
    Honeybee problems
    The role of the Bee Inspector

There should also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and (weather permitting) a chance to look into a top-bar hive, so bring a bee suit if you have one!


http://topbarbeehive.co.uk/Natural-Beekeeper-Training.php
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Beeright
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Location: Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jo and I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to others looking to follow a more natural path.

John Vendy (Trekmate) is clearly very passionate about bees and their well being. This came across with well presented and considered content.

Some of the course content such as the colony lifecycle was familiar to me however it is important that this is understood in the context of how bees behave natuarally rather than as it is most commonly presented inside a conventional hive.

The course was well received by attendees ranging from complete novices through to experienced commercial beekeepers.
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