Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
The Beekeeping workshop is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.
The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.
Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:
Lifecycle of the individual bee
Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
Bee cooperation and communication
Requirements of the honeybee colony
Beekeeping as a collaboration
Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Friday 12 July & Saturday 13 July
Time: 18:00 - 21:00 & 10:00 - 17:00