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Catch up with the Bee Farmer at these events during 2024. 
March 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 9&10th/03/2024 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
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 
Talk to National Vintage Tractor Club 
Date: 20th/03/2024 
Event Location: Sapcote Working Mens club 
Status: Private 
 
National Forest - Learning Celebration Event 
Date: 19/03/2024 
Event Location: Conkers 
Status: Private 4pm 
A celebration of the end of the current phase of our Creating a Forest for Learning project. 
 
April 
Ticknell Gardener Club 
Date: 09/04/2024 
Event Location: Ticknell Village Hall 
Status: Private - 7.30pm 
 
 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 13 & 14th/03/2022 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
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 
May 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 11&12th/05/2024 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
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 
Moira Canal Festival 
Date: 18-19/05/2024 
Event Location: Moira Furnace Museum, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm 
 
A day out for all the family! 
As Well as the Militery Wives Choir there will be - Boats, Battle of Britain Flypast, Morris Dancing, Falconry Displays, Children's Entertainment, Historic Vehicles, a wide range of stalls and exhibits, Entertainment Marquee, bar and refreshments 
 
 
June 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 8 & 9th/06/2024 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
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 
Market Bosworth Food festival 
Date: 15 & 16th/06/2024 
Event Location: The Parish Field, Park St, Market Bosworth, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13  
Status: Public  
 
More info to follow as it is released 
 
 
Ashby Steam 
Date: 22 & 23th/06/2024 
Event Location: Scamhazel Farm, Boundary, Nr. Ashby de la Zouch, DE11 7BA 
Status: Public - Book in advance or pay on the gate - 10am - 5pm 
For more information go to https://www.ashbysteam.co.uk/ 
 
Visitors can step back in time and see: 
steam engines 
vintage tractors 
historical motor vehicles 
stationary engines 
miniature steam 
funfair and children's entertainment 
trade and craft stalls 
and much, much more!! 
 
July 
Ashby Show 
Date: 14/07/2024 
Event Location: Cattows Farm, Showground Address, Normanton Ln, Heather, Coalville LE67 2TD 
Status: Public 
 
Ashby Show has all the charm of a traditional country show and offers something for everyone. This family-friendly event will also be hosting a wide range of show classes for cattle, sheep, horses, show jumpers, poultry & pigeons, budgies plus a whole host of trade stands, country crafts, award winning artisan local produce and plenty of quality food courts. 
 
Bring along your four-legged companions, who can take part in the ever-popular Fun Dog Show classes. So, if you have the Cutest Puppy, Waggiest Tail or a Master/Mistress of Mayhem, then make sure you bring them along to enjoy the day with you. (All dogs must be kept on leads at all times). 
 
 
August 
 
 
September 
 
 
 
October 
East Midlands Food Festival 
Date: 5 & 6/10/2022 
Event Location: Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1JY 
Status: Public 10am to 4pm 
 
The East Midland Food Festival has been going for more than 20 years and is a showcase of food from across the East Midlands and beyond. All undercover. 
 
Famed for its artisan producers of cheese, pies, charcuterie, chocolate and all sorts of goodies, the festival is one of the largest UK regional food festivals. A number of them offer tasters to tempt you to buy. The festival also boasts and array of drink producers from cider and beer to the strong spirits such as artisan gin and whisky. All of these stands are under cover and so accessible whatever the weather. 
 
A street food area will provide mouth-watering food to go from a variety of countries and cultures. 
 
Complementing the food producers will be the Food Theatre with local chefs demonstrating easy recipes many using the ingredients found at the festival. A Kids Zone will keep the children engaged and educated. There will also be workshops for adults! 
 
An award winning gospel choir and other musicians will provide entertainment with a variety of street food for those who get hungry during the Festival. 
 
Tickets are £6 per day per person in advance or on the gate. Children 16 and enter free but must be accompanied by an adult. 
 
Tickets can be purchased on the gate during the Festival 
 
 
Donisthorpe Apple Day 
Date: 13/10/2022 
Event Location: The Orchard Allotments, Hall Lane, Donisthorpe, Leicestershire 
Status: Public 11am - 3pm 
Entry: Free 
These are a few things you can expect to see, Homemade produce from The Allotment Society, The Bee Farmer, Facepainting, crafts, story teller, Bird of Prey, cider competition, Donisthorpe School Choir, The Coal Tits, tea, coffee and cakes. 
 
 
November 
 
 
December 
TBC -Sir John Moore Winter Fair 
Date: TBC/12/2024 
Event Location: Sir John Moore School, New Road,  
Appleby Magna. DE12 7AW 
Status: Private 7pm - 9pm 
 
 
 
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