Bees for Beginners

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Mumbleys Farmhouse, Mumbleys, Thornbury, BS35 3JY

Date: 06/07/2013
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Sweetwater Lane, Mumbleys, Thornbury, BS35 3JY

Cost: £ 120
Name of Association:
Tutor(s) Name: Jeff Bee
Contact: Mrs Jules Moore
Phone: 01454 415296

This one day course is run by a highly experienced, BBKA trained beekeeper and will give you the knowledge you need to understand all about beekeeping and what it entails, including a hands-on session in our Apiary.

We will cover the fundamental aspects of recognising and handling bees safely, how to look after them to maximise health and honey production and a full discussion of the beekeeping calendar.

There will be practical sessions on putting a hive together & making frames and guidance on equipment & where to buy it.

The lecturers are Jeff Bee & Jules Moore

Equipment: Please wear warm, comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting messy and bring a waterproof coat and wellies or stout shoes.

Price: £120 per person (adults only), including refreshments & a home-cooked farmhouse lunch of local delicacies and our own produce.

Time: 10am– 4pm

Maximum No. of Students: 8

Location: Courses are held in our lovely strawbale classroom & our on-site apiary


Part One – The Fundamentals of Beekeeping: Recognising bees in the UK; the different types of honeybee within a colony; the alternative types of hive, their construction and materials; clothing and equipment.
Part Two – A Tour of the Apiary: Opening up a number of hives to show you when to look and what to look for; how to be safe and how it all works inside a hive.
Part Three – The Beekeeping Calendar: How to look after your bees during the year.
Part Four – Getting Started: Where to find equipment, books and fellow beekeepers.