A Beekeeping theory course to further your knowledge of managing honey bee colonies and apiaries. This course is ideally suited to those with a basic knowledge, exploring the dynamics of beekeeping in greater depth, .
With a focus on managing multiple hives, this is an ideal follow on course from our Beekeeping for Beginners. We will be running both courses on the same days. This means you can always book to do one after the other.
We will explore in depth the management of honeybee colonies and apiaries. covering core subjects such as making increases, using nucleus hives and introducing queens. This course will help you understand the theory behind running multiple hives and apiaries.
Held on-site at Quince Honey Farm in South Molton, Devon. Quince Honey Farm is a family run commercial honey farm and is one of the leading honey farms in the UK.
Starting with a look at the queen rearing apiary on-site before moving to the bee shed. We will give you the opportunity to see a commercial apiary site with an explanation of how it is managed. A fantastic opportunity to have a glimpse into the dynamics of a commercial operation and the differences in managing multiple hives.
This course will be delivered by Bishops Bees, a UK queen breeder which offer the sale of queens and bees. Booking will be done through Bishopsbees.co.uk.
Available Dates: 26/09/2020 & 31/10/2020
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Location: Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3RD
Please bring sensible footwear or boots and waterproofs which will be needed when visiting the queen rearing apiary.
You will be met at the main entrance before being shown the way to the bee shed where the course will be held. You are more than welcome to bring note making equipment and you will be provided a copy of the talk for your own reference. Please note that video recording equipment is not permitted.