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BEGINNERS 2 SEASON BEEKEEPING COURSE 2021
The current COVID-19 regulations mean that we can accommodate fewer students in our lecture room. Therefore, we will run 2 classes on different evenings. You will attend either the Monday or the Tuesday . All course material will be available online, to download and print for each class or should students be unable to attend a class due to isolation at any time. The course will continue online should further COVID-19 restrictions be necessary.
Term 1 – starting Mon 15 February (or Tuesday 16 February) and continuing alternate Mondays or Tuesdays. (6 lectures plus a practical hive building session.) These classroom-based sessions will cover all you need to know to keep bees safely and well, from choosing an apiary site and equipment to the natural history of honeybees and how to recognise pests and diseases. The half-day practical hive building session will cover the assembly of flat pack hive components.
Term 2 – starting week beginning Monday 10 May 2021 (8 practical sessions on a weekly basis, weather dependent).
You will learn how to inspect and care for bees under the supervision of an experienced and knowledgeable beekeeper. The Association endeavours to supply each student with a small colony of bees to work with, but this supply cannot be guaranteed. At the end of this term when the colony has increased in size, you will have the opportunity to buy the colony of bees, transfer them to your own hive and take them home. (Subject to availability).
Review of Course 1st Season and Q&A session Monday 6 September (or Tuesday 7 September) 2021 (1 session)
Term 3 – starting Mon 24th January (or Tuesday 25th January) 2022 and continuing on alternate Mondays or Tuesdays.