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Learn to assemble a beehive on this one day practical course based in our workshops. Each attendee will be given their own cedar National Beehive to assemble under supervision with all tools provided.

Course Description

Each student will receive a cedar flat-pack beehive with frames and wax and will be shown how to assemble roof, brood box and supers, floor and frames by our experienced tutor. A comprehensive handout is provided about the hove, it's history and tips for assembling it properly, buying equipment and starting out in beekeeping.

This course combined with the taster day is ideal preparation for beekeeping.

Equipment required: 

  • Outdoor clothing
  • Sturdy footwear suitable for working in a workshop
  • Notebook and pen

Course reference: COP002

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Date:

18th November 2017

9th December 2017

7th April 2018

30th June 2018

Time: 09.00-17.00

Location: Plumpton

Duration:

1 day

Costs:

£70

Plus mandatory £150 fee for course materials.

Facilities

  • With over 800 hectares at your disposal, we’ve got excellent facilities for you to develop your knowledge and practical skills.
  • On our College estate alone, you’ve got ancient semi-natural woodlands, chalk downland, our commercial farm, plus a network of small streams.
  • You’ll also enjoy time at our dedicated wood workshops which are fully equipped with the latest technology and equipment.

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