Sustainable Beekeeping Course



Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean GL17 9PA


9-10 April 2016


£180 including VAT, covering all tuition, all meals and refreshments.
Shared accommodation is available if required, £15 supplement per person.

Event Description

How can we ensure the survival of honey bees? Courses on sustainable beekeeping are run by Bees for Development at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them.

Course content

  • Being a beekeeper - what does 'keeping bees' really mean?
  • The relationship between bees and flowers - pollination, plants & biodiversity
  • Honey bees in the landscape - seeing like a bee
  • The relationship between bees and people - a history of bees and beekeeping
  • Keeping bees healthy - what to do and when to act
  • Making and building low-cost hives - practical demonstration
  • Warre's People's hive, top-bar hives, frame hives
  • Beekeeping and sustainability - what does the future hold?

About the Organiser

Bees for Development
Bees for Development assists beekeepers living in poor and remote areas of the world - lifting them out of poverty through beekeeping. We work with individuals, trainers, community groups and associations, raising the profile of apiculture in developing countries to ensure a sustainable future for bees, people and the environment.

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