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Embercombe Natural Beekeeping Course, Devon UK 24 -26 April

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Embercombe Natural Beekeeping Course, Devon UK 24 -26 April Reply with quote

Embercombe offers a Natural Beekeeping course, which is suitable for beginners and those unfamiliar with natural beekeeping practises. Whatever your level of experience this course will give you the confidence to build and manage your own top-bar hive following the principles of natural beekeeping.

At Embercombe the bees are cared for using a natural approach which puts the bees and their needs first ensuring the whole lifecycle of the colony and their wellbeing is our priority. Our aim is to support the bees back to healthy resilience whilst inquiring into good practice regardless of the type of hive the bees are kept in.

Having bees on the land is a blessing in itself as well as providing us with pollination, wax, propolis and, of course, some honey. The interest in the bees is universal and offers a clear gateway into connection with nature and our relationship with the natural environment.

Our journey with bees is not simply a practical one but also one that enable deeper inquiry into ourselves and our impact on the world. These aspects are reflected in the bee courses we offer.

On the Natural Beekeeping course you will learn:

The nature of bees and the evolution of beekeeping
The principles of natural beekeeping
How to build a top bar hive for yourself using simple tools
The basics of managing a hive during your first year of beekeeping
How to learn about bees by observing their behaviour

When you see for yourself how bees design and build their own nest, you will realise how little they need from us as beekeepers, and how much we can learn from them.

This course is suitable for beginners and those unfamiliar with natural beekeeping practises. Whatever your level of experience this course will give you the confidence to build and manage your own top-bar hive following the principles of natural beekeeping.

There is the option to take away, in kit form, all the materials cut to size, for you to build your own top bar hive (this will have a separate cost of £175).

Cost

£175 – cost includes facilitation, camping in the garden and all meals from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime.
£150 – for non residential participants. Includes all meals from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime.
Accommodation in yurts, each with a wood burning stove is available at an extra cost of £35 for the weekend.

Meals

All meals are organic, cooked with produce from our garden and other organic ingredients.

Dates

25th April - 26th April 2015 Natural Beekeeping - April 2015 Book Now

Venue
Embercombe, Nr Exeter, Devon UK

For more information contact Clare or call 01647 252 983
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