Sustainable Beekeeping Training Course



Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm, Forest of Dean, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire 
GL17 9PA


22 & Sunday 23 August 2015


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

Event Description

An introduction to sustainable approaches to beekeeping in the UK. Suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.

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

  • Meet the bees - a hands-on look at a honey bee colony
  • The natural lifecycle of honey bees - basic bee biology and ecology
  • 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 Trust
Bees for Development is a charitable trust that assists bee-keepers living in poor and remote areas of the world - lifting them out of poverty through bee-keeping. 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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