How can we ensure the survival of honey bees? Courses on sustainable beekeeping are run by Bees for Development at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them.
Beekeepers and non-beekeepers welcome.
"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."
"From now on my preconceptions about beekeeping have changed, and hopefully I will be able to achieve my objectives on beekeeping by a natural way"
"Giving me a holistic overview of what we need to do to overcome the decline of the honey bee in a sustainable way"
"Great to have a perspective on bees that matches my own attitude to the environment."
Course cost: £175 including VAT, covering all tuition, all (delicious) meals and refreshments. Shared accommodation is available if required, £15 supplement per person.
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Venue: Ragmans Lane Farm, GL17 9PA
Contact Bees for Development: Phone 01600 714848
"Changing my preconceptions about bees, beekeeping and worldwide bee issues"
Feedback from April 2013:
About the venue:
"Fantastic venue, all we could have wanted – the food was amazing"
About the teaching:
"Enjoyed the personalities, practicals and demonstrations. Seeing bees in the BfD apiary was good."
What was the best thing about the course?
"To learn there are more beekeepers than I realised turning to more sustainable practices. It is heartening and encouraging to feel there is hope. It was very informative, friendly, and just what I’d hoped it would be."
"I came feeling very nervous about whether beekeeping was for me – a huge responsibility that maybe I wasn’t ready for. Now I can’t wait to get started."