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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
This one-day course is designed for people and organisations with interest to use beekeeping and honey and beeswax trade to alleviate poverty. It is not a hands-on course about bees. We do cover the different species of bees that are utilised world-wide, and introduce a range of topics concerning beekeeping in developing countries.
Training day topics:
Bees for Development's course on sustainable beekeeping run by us at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm, in the Wye Valley. This renowned course, now in its tenth year, covers the good management of bees and natural ways to care for them. We will help you to select the type of beehive that you want to use, and learn how to populate it with local bees. Suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.
Meet the bees - a hands-on look at a honey bee colony
"It was friendly, accommodated various levels of knowledge, and offered a vision of sustainability in beekeeping without being prescriptive. I think we were all inspired! The balance of theory and practice was just right." Course participant, 2014
During this one day course, you will learn three different weaving techniques and also the method of plaistering. You will be able to take away some cloom to cover your willow alveari at home.
By the end of this one day course, you will have made about one third of your straw skep. You will take away the lipwork skills, materials and tools needed to finish your skep at home.
This brand new one day course will provide you with the history and expert instruction in making classic Hackle and Floors for your skeps.
All above courses include a hearty lunch, please let us know of any dietary preferences.
A unique weekend on natural, treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA. You can attend either or both days.