Bees for Beginners Weekend


Bees for Beginners Weekend

30/08/2013 - 31/08/2013
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Mumbleys Farmhouse, Mumbleys, Thornbury, BS35 3JY

Date: 30/08/2013 - 31/08/2013
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 two day course is run by a highly experienced, BBKA trained beekeeper and is designed to give you a complete introduction to keeping bees.

It will give you a comprehensive insight into beekeeping and what it entails, including hands-on sessions in the Apiary with our bees.

The Course is a combination of theory, practice and demonstration with opportunities to participate at all levels.

The lecturers for this course are Jules Moore and Jeff Bee

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

Price: £195 per person (adults only), including refreshments & a home-cooked farmhouse lunch of local delicacies and our own produce.

Time: 10am– 4pm each day

Maximum No. of Students: 8

Location: The course will take place in our lovely strawbale classroom and on-site apiary.


Day 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; siting your hive.

Practical Session: A look at the separate parts of the beehive and a practical session making frames.

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.

Day Two

The Beekeeping Calendar: Seasonal tasks and Integrated Pest Management, including basic swarm control and what to do with all that honey!

Hands on in the Apiary: Your chance to open up a hive for inspection and learn some practical management tasks.