Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course

Thu 06 Jun 2024 10:30am - 3:30pm Book here

Discover more about the ancient craft of beekeeping in this practical five-week course.

The course begins on Thursday, 6th June and runs 10.30am-3.30pm every Thursday for five weeks, ending on 4th July.
The course will cover all aspects of beekeeping and is very much hands-on. The basic theory involved in keeping bees is provided, along with other useful information you’ll need to start this fascinating and rewarding hobby.
On completion of the course, candidates will be able to physically inspect a colony of bees, identifying the various types of bee, understand what is being observed during the inspections and know what actions, if any, need to be taken to maintain a healthy colony.
Theory sessions will take place in one of the teaching rooms in the Garden and practical sessions will be at one of our two apiary sites within the Botanic Garden estate.
Bee suits and gloves will be provided and it is recommended that sturdy outdoor boots/wellingtons are worn.
The course is run by Botanic Garden beekeeper Martin Davies, who has been keeping bees for more than 10 years and maintains the 20+ colonies here at the Garden as well as 20 of his own.
Martin has won beekeeping awards at both the Royal Welsh Show and the National Honey Show in recent years and is enthusiastic about passing on his knowledge to others.
The cost of the course is £225 per person (Members  £202.50).
Booking is essential for this course.
Click here to book your space.
If you require any further information, please contact:  Martin.Davies@gardenofwales.org.uk