Shropshire Council

Basic beekeeping

Event details

  • Price: £55
  • Topics: Smallholding
Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, events may be cancelled.

An informal but comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, including a brief history of the honeybee and similar insects, and their use in the garden and agriculture. Course participants will gain an understanding of the bee’s lifestyle, individual duties and contribution to the colony’s life and development. You will learn how to identify the Queen, worker and male drone bee before selecting equipment and suitable locations for hives. General handling and manipulation of bee colonies will be covered, together with honey production, extracting, processing and marketing. The course is mainly theory based with a look at the farm’s hives, weather permitting.

You will need to bring: Wellies and rubber gloves, all other protective clothing will be provided.

Tutor: Brian Goodwin

Brian is President of the Shropshire Beekeepers Association, a lifelong beekeeper and lecturer.

Brian is the David Attenborough of bees.” – 2019 course student

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