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Barefoot Beekeeper events 2011


ONE-DAY NATURAL BEEKEEPING COURSES

By popular demand, we are offering some one-day events for beginners and 'intermediates', including people who are thinking about converting from conventional hives to top bar hives.

Beginners' events will cover the basics of natural beekeeping in a top bar hive, including:
  • essential elements of hive design and construction
  • how to start a hive using swarms and nucs
  • seasonal management of a top bar hive
  • comb handling and inspection
  • mite and disease control options
  • solving early problems
Clearly, a one-day course is not going to teach you everything you need to know about beekeeping, but it will give you an opportunity to see working colonies and learn from experienced beekeepers the basics of starting, inspecting and maintaining a healthy colony of bees in a top bar hive using the principles of natural beekeeping.

Please bring a bee suit or hat and veil as a minimum.

Natural Beekeeping One-Day Course
for Beginners

Saturday June 25, Kencot, Oxfordshire (between Burford and Lechlade)
Teachers: Gareth John and Phil Chandler
Times: 10am - 4pm (please arrive by 9.45am)
Fee: 65.00 including lunch
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

Book for this event using PayPal or any major credit card.

If you wish to pay by cheque, please email me for instructions.


Intermediate events will assume some bee-handling experience - if only a couple of visits to your local BKA - and that you are familiar with basic beekeeping concepts and vocabulary. We will expect you to know a worker from a drone; a swarm cell from a supersedure cell; sealed honey from sealed brood; and some familiarity with disease identification may be useful, but not essential.

We will be focusing on applying the principles of natural beekeeping, so these events are mainly intended for people who are already using a top bar hive, or are considering converting to top bar hives, or thinking of adding one to their apiary.


We expect to cover:
  • essential elements of hive design and construction
  • swarm control techniques
  • making increase
  • queen raising
  • feeding methods
  • mite and disease control options
There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions.

Please bring your usual protective clothing.

Natural Beekeeping One-Day Course
for Intermediates and Converters

Sunday June 26, Kencot
Teachers: Gareth John and Phil Chandler
Times: 10am - 4pm (please arrive by 9.45am)
Fee: 65.00 including lunch
Limited to 15 places
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
Book for this event using PayPal or any major credit card.

If you wish to pay by cheque, please email me for instructions.


Introductory One-day Course in Natural Beekeeping in Horizontal Top Bar Hives

Details here
The Bee Garden Classroom, Ashurstwood House, Ashurstwood, RH19 3RX, Near Forest Row, East Sussex
Dates: 20 August 2011
PLACES AVAILABLE

Introductory One-day Course in Natural Beekeeping in Horizontal Top Bar Hives

Details here
The Bee Garden Classroom, Ashurstwood House, Ashurstwood, RH19 3RX, Near Forest Row, East Sussex
Dates: 21 August 2011
PLACES AVAILABLE
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one-day beekeeping events