Sunday, 17 March 2013

Beginners Training Course 2013

Gareth John

Gareth John, a long-time friend of YABeeP, delivers training courses in Natural Beekeeping from his home in West Oxfordshire - details here. For the last couple of years Gareth has kindly agreed to run some of these for us here in North Somerset. 

The next course he will be running in Yatton is below.  (Note: this course is a one day version of the two day course run from his home.  It omits those parts of the material that relate to hive choice as between horizontal and Warré hives on the basis that YABeeP members use mainly Warré hives.)

Who is it for?
Primarily designed for those new to keeping honeybees wishing to use bee-centred methods and a holistic approach in Warré hives. You must be a YABeeP member to take part in this discounted offer.

Saturday 4th May  10:30 am to 4:30pm

To maximise the attention given to each attendee, numbers are limited where possible to 8 for each course.   Spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis - see Booking below for how to secure your place. If there is too much demand then a second day may be arranged separately. 

The cost will be £35 per person for the day. Teas and coffees will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Course Outline

10.15 Arrival, coffee, biscuits and comfort calls. 

10.30 -11.30 The Honeybee Colony: An Organism Like No Other

11.30 – 12.30 The Pulse of The Bee: The dynamics of a honeybee colony and its interaction with its environment

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch Break

1.30 – 2.30 The Natural Beekeeping Year

2.30 – 3.30  Practical Demonstration of Warré Hives

3.30 – 4.30 Trusting the Bee

YABeeP members have been sent an email detailing how to book. This discounted opportunity is only available to YABeePers.

This is a great opportunity for us to receive some excellent training at a very reasonable cost from someone who I believe to be one of the best trainers in natural beekeeping in the country. If you want to take advantage of this book early as the spaces are limited.

Sal Pearson

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