IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEES 

Foundation Course in Beekeeping See below for new dates announced for spring/summer 2024 

Other Services 
Agent for BJ Sherriff beesuits 
Supply your first bee hive. 
Supply your first nucleus of bees 
Discounted subscription to Bee Craft magazine 
 
 
Access to a Facebook support group 
Regular "Beer N Bees" peer support meetings 
 
Due to strong demand the Bee Farmer has designed a beekeeping course. The objective of the course is to provide a well rounded knowledge of keeping honeybees to get the beginner off to flying start. A beekeeper needs to be proactive since the bees have their own agenda and will carry on regardless. Understanding how and why bees work will lead to a greater enjoyment of your honeybees and to recognise when they need support. Below is an outline of the syllabus. 
 
History of Honeybees 
Anatomy of the Honeybee 
Life cycle of the honeybee 
Swarming - What it is and how to deal with it 
Pest & diseases - Identification and remedial actions 
Hives - Types, pros and cons 
Colony assessment & hygiene 
Bee keeping annual diary 
Health, safety & PPE 
Record keeping 
Apiaries - site selection, risk assessment 
 
The course also provides lists of reading material and providers of bee keeping sundries 
 
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours certificate provided on request 
 
Reserve your place on the course HERE 
 
See what students have said about the course. Click HERE for my Testimonial page 
The course is run as a two day intensive course. The course runs Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 5pm at a venues near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire 
 
New dates announced for summer/autumn 2024 
Sat/Sun 8/9th June 
Sat/Sun 6/7th July 
Sat/Sun 10/11th August 
Sat/Sun 14/15th September 
Sat/Sun 19/20th October 
Sat/Sun 23/24th November 
 
 
Reserve your place on the course HERE  
Use the comments section to record the date of the course you wish to attend.  
 
Make a present of the course by selecting a gift certificate when booking the course 
 
To express your interest or if you have any questions send a email to events@thebeefarmer.co.uk 
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