BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS


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Posted on 29 March 2010

BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS


A one-day course - Friday 14th May 2010 - 10.00 am - 5.00 pm


School of Life Sciences, Huxley Building, Keele University


Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby and many aspects of it appeal to people, from bee behaviour to eating honey. Honey bees have a long association with mankind because of the usefulness of their products, such as honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly, and an interest in obtaining these is often a motivation to start beekeeping. Beekeeping need not be expensive and you do not need a large garden in the country. A hive can even be sited in a city or on a flat roof.


This course has been designed to give a detailed introduction to those attracted to this hobby.


The one-day course will enable complete beginners to make a confident start, whilst enhancing the skills and knowledge of those who have started recently. It will give information with opportunities for questions and discussion on the following topics:


• The honey bee’s life cycle

• How to handle bees and manage them

• Hive types and equipment

• Where to obtain hives and equipment

• Where to obtain bees

• Where to keep bees

• Obtaining honey


The tutors are experienced beekeepers. They have considerable knowledge of the craft and have been successful at introducing and coaching newcomers to this rewarding pastime.


The course will take place at Keele University in the Huxley Building of the School of Life Sciences.


The course will not include any handling of bees or contact with live bees. However, opportunities to handle bees at a later date may be offered by local beekeeping associations to those attending the course.


The number of people on the course will be limited, so early registration is strongly recommended to be sure of a place. The running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.


Course fee: £23.00 (no concessions). Please note that the fee covers the cost of the course and tea / coffee at morning and afternoon break times. The fee excludes lunch. However, light refreshments may be purchased from the campus store or Union Square.


Prior enrolment by Monday 26th April 2010 is essential. Applications will only be acknowledged if a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed with your application. Further details will be sent after the closing date. Please note that the course is subject to minimum numbers. Applications together with the fee should be returned to: Centre for Continuing and Professional Education, Keele University, Keele, Staffs. ST5 5BG. Telephone: 01782 733436


Chris Stone,

Press Office,

Keele University.

Tel.: 01782 733375