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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:

Plumpton

Sunday 19th March 2017

Saturday 29th April 2017

Saturday 27th May 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Saturday 19th August 2017

This course runs from 09.15-16.30.

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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