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This one day course covers the biology of the honey bee, the equipment you’ll need to keep bees, the gadgets you can buy, the pests and diseases to watch out for and the flowers you can plant to help bees and other pollinators and where to get your own bees.

Topics include honeybee biology and ecology, choosing a hive, management through the year, pests and diseases, plants for bees, how to start beekeeping and includes (weather depending) hands-on experience with a colony of bees at the College Apiary.

Equipment required

  • Bee suit or long sleeved top (not woollen) and long trousers
  • Wellington boots
  • Notebook and pen

Course reference: COP018

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Dates:

17th March 2018

28th April 2018

26th may 2018

16th June 2018

21st July 2018

Time: 09.15-16.30

Location: Plumpton

Costs:

£60

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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